Waste Management to acquire 3 southern California companies

By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • Waste Management Inc. is buying Benz Sanitation Inc. and its two sister companies, Tehachapi Recycling Inc. and Benz Propane Co. Inc. The companies are based in Kern County, CA.
  • Benz offers commercial and residential waste collection, document shredding, construction services, portable toilets, septic tank pumping, and propane services.
  • Benz had been planning to lay off 132 employees, however Waste Management plans to retain a majority of the employees while the company's owners retire. The sale is expected to close on August 1.