GFL Environmental Corporation

GFL Environmental Corporation

December 19, 2011 09:16 ET

GFL Environmental Buys Turtle Island Recycling

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2011) - Two of Southern Ontario's leading waste management companies are making industry history today.

Green for Life (GFL) Environmental Corp. and Turtle Island Recycling (TIR) Corp. have announced the merger of their operations, creating Southern Ontario's largest waste management company.

GFL, already one of Canada's fastest growing full-service waste management companies, announced today that it has officially purchased TIR, one of Southern Ontario's largest recycling and waste management companies.

The GFL-Turtle Island combination has created a One-Stop Shop for waste management and recycling services in Southern Ontario. With 10 transfer and recycling stations, a soil remediation facility and three liquid waste storage and treatment facilities - GFL can process more than 2 million tonnes of soil, solid waste and recyclables each year.

GFL now employs more than 1,000 people and services more than 10,000 commercial customers and one million households, across Ontario and Canada. This includes the recently awarded contract to supply residential waste collection to the City of Toronto's District 2 which covers the west end commencing August 2012.

"This deal doesn't just mean we're now Southern Ontario's largest waste management company - it also means we can offer our customers more services in more locations than ever before. We're quite pleased to be welcoming TIR's seasoned professionals into the GFL group of companies" states GFL's President, Founder, and CEO, Patrick Dovigi .

"Joining the GFL team means we can now offer even more convenience, more savings, and more service solutions than any other company in the waste management industry," says Turtle Island Recycling CEO and Co-Founder, Louis Anagnostakos.

GFL, headquartered in Pickering, ON, operates from 25 locations serving both residential and commercial customers in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

For more information on GFL, visit For more information on TIR, visit

About GFL Environmental Corporation. Headquartered in Pickering, Ontario, GFL Environmental Corporation is a leading environmental services company with extensive transportation and collection networks. These networks are integrated with its disposal and processing facilities capable of managing solid and liquid non-hazardous wastes, recyclables and contaminated soil for its clients across four Canadian provinces. Patrick Dovigi founded the Company through the initial purchase of a small solid waste management company in Pickering, Ontario. GFL currently serves more than 400,000 residences and 8,000 businesses in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. The Company operates from 25 locations including four hauling companies, six solid waste transfer stations, nine liquid waste storage and treatment facilities and two soil remediation locations. For more information, visit

About Turtle Island Recycling. The Turtle Island Recycling Company is a multi-material recycling and waste removal company that provides service for the collection of recyclables from small business to large corporations. For more information visit

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