Acquisition adds talent to LES’ existing Jacksonville operations, and expands customer base in JAX, No. Florida & So. Georgia

DALLAS, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida: August 1, 2017 – Liquid Environmental Solutions announced that effective today, the company has acquired the business of privately held A-1 Waste Management, a leading provider of grease trap and municipal wastewater services in the greater Jacksonville region. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Steve Sinaly, LES Regional Vice President for the Southeast, commented: “We are excited to have our new team members in Jacksonville join us today. With the acquisition of A-1 Waste, LES continues expanding our customer service capability across the Southeast. We continue to grow Liquid Environmental Solutions both by acquisitions such as A-1 and organically into the nation’s leading provider of non-hazardous liquid waste collection and disposal solutions – now with 54 service branch locations throughout the nation.”

Gene Cookson, LES Chief Operating Officer, added: “I’m pleased to welcome A-1’s wastewater service professionals and their loyal customers to our LES Jacksonville Branch. This acquisition expands our team of highly skilled Field Service Technicians in the Southeast. We look forward to their contributions to what I’m proud to say is an outstanding LES operation here in Jacksonville.”

 

About Liquid Environmental Solutions

Liquid Environmental Solutions -. the Largest Exclusively Non-Hazardous U.S. Wastewater Collection and Disposal Company, is known for innovation and leadership in protecting customers from liability and ensuring regulatory compliance, while minimizing their environmental footprint. Focused exclusively on servicing customers’ non-hazardous liquid waste needs, Liquid Environmental Solutions collects, treats and beneficially recovers materials from a wide variety of waste sources, including food service establishments, food and beverage processing facilities, automotive service establishments, industrial generators, and environmental service companies. With over 650 team members, a state of the art fleet of more than 300 vacuum trucks, 54 collection branches, and 20 wastewater treatment plants, Liquid Environmental Solutions is positioned to meet customers’ diverse liquid waste needs throughout the United States. For more information about our company, our people and our environmental solutions, please visit www.liquidenviro.com.

 

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Acquisition adds two plants to LES national network of 20 wastewater recycling facilities


DALLAS, Texas, and CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, October 3, 2016 – Liquid Environmental Solutions (LES) announced that effective today, the company has acquired the assets of privately held Carolinas Resource Recovery (CRR), operator of two grease trap pretreatment and recycling facilities located in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CRR, based in Charlotte, is a strategic addition to Liquid Environmental Solutions’ non-hazardous wastewater collection and recycling business. The acquisition adds two wastewater treatment facilities specializing in the recovery of brown grease as a green energy feedstock to the Liquid Environmental network. 

Alan Viterbi, CEO and co-founder of LES, commented that: “We are very excited to have our new team members in Charlotte and Winston-Salem join us today. With the acquisition of CRR’s two high quality grease trap waste recycling facilities, LES continues expanding our service network across the Southeast. I’m pleased that we’ve grown Liquid Environmental Solutions both by acquisitions such as CRR, and organically into the nation’s leading provider of non-hazardous liquid waste management solutions.”

LES Chief Operating Officer, Gene Cookson, also commented: “This acquisition is a great fit with our existing North Carolina service network, as well as our Fayetteville, NC grease trap waste recycling facility – allowing us to strengthen our ability to offer high quality liquid waste management and recycling throughout the Carolinas.  Across the United States we now operate a network of 49 service branches and 20 liquid waste recycling facilities to serve our customers and the environment by recycling more than 350 million gallons of exclusively non-hazardous wastewater each year.” 


About Liquid Environmental Solutions
Liquid Environmental Solutions is the nation’s most trusted recycler of liquid waste.  As the largest exclusively Non-Hazardous U.S. wastewater collection and recycling company, Liquid Environmental Solutions is known for innovation and leadership in protecting customers from liability and ensuring regulatory compliance, while minimizing their environmental footprint. Focused exclusively on servicing customers’ non-hazardous liquid waste needs, Liquid Environmental Solutions collects, treats and beneficially recovers materials from a wide variety of waste sources, including grease traps, oil water separators, industrial and manufacturing processes, and used cooking oil.  With over 600 team members, a state of the art fleet of more than 300 vacuum trucks, 49 service branches, and 20 wastewater recycling facilities, Liquid Environmental Solutions is positioned to meet customers’ diverse liquid waste needs throughout the United States.  For more information about our company, our people and our environmental solutions, please visit www.liquidenviro.com.

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Acquisition strengthens national service network along the Gulf Coast and Southeastern US from Texas to North Carolina

DALLAS, Texas, and NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, 1 February 2016 – Liquid Environmental Solutions announced that effective today, the company has acquired the business of privately held All American Grease Services Companies (AA), a leading non-hazardous liquid waste company offering grease trap and used cooking oil collection services across the Gulf Coast and Southeastern United States. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

All American, based in Kenner, Louisiana, is a strategic addition to Liquid Environmental Solutions’ non-hazardous wastewater collection and disposal business. The acquisition adds five service branches and three wastewater treatment facilities to the Liquid Environmental network.

Alan Viterbi, CEO and co-founder of LES, commented that: “LES continues to pursue high quality, exclusively non-hazardous treatment facilities and associated collection operations throughout the nation, and All American is an excellent fit for us. We are very excited to have our new team members throughout the Gulf and the Southeast join us as we continue to expand our service and capacity across the nation.”

Viterbi further commented: “This acquisition will continue to strengthen Liquid Environmental Solutions as the nation’s leading provider of non-hazardous liquid waste collection and disposal solutions for the restaurant and hospitality, automotive maintenance, manufacturing, power plant, petrochemical and ship-building and repair industries, as well as waste collection companies.”

“This is an exciting milestone for our company, and I am pleased that All American will continue to grow as a part of Liquid Environmental Solutions,” said Christian Brown, principal owner and co-founder of All American Grease Companies. “Liquid Environmental Solutions’ national reach, scale, widely recognized brand and national customer relationships make it the ideal partner for All American and its strong presence throughout the Gulf. This combination creates new and exciting growth opportunities for our customers and our team members and I’ve enjoyed working with Liquid Environmental Solutions to ensure a rapid and seamless transition.”

About Liquid Environmental Solutions

Liquid Environmental Solutions -. the Largest Exclusively Non-Hazardous U.S. Wastewater Collection and Disposal Company, is known for innovation and leadership in protecting customers from liability and ensuring regulatory compliance, while minimizing their environmental footprint. Focused exclusively on servicing customers’ non-hazardous liquid waste needs, Liquid Environmental Solutions collects, treats and beneficially recovers materials from a wide variety of waste sources, including grease trap waste, industrial and manufacturing process waters, used cooking oil, and oily wastewaters. With over 600 team members, a state of the art fleet of more than 250 vacuum trucks, 45 collection branches, and 19 wastewater treatment plants, Liquid Environmental Solutions is positioned to meet customers’ diverse liquid waste needs throughout the United States. For more information about our company, our people and our environmental solutions, please visit www.liquidenviro.com.

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IRVING, TEXAS, June 3, 2015 / Liquid Environmental Solutions is honored to have Bruce E. Ranck, its Chairman of the Board, as a member of the National Waste and Recycling Association’s Hall of Fame.

Sharon H. Kneiss, president and chief executive officer of the Association, said, “The waste and recycling industry strives to safely collect, recycle and innovate with the exemplary leadership, dedication and service Bruce has demonstrated, and his recognition is well-deserved.”

Source: PRNewswire

Mr. Ranck’s Hall of Fame induction was announced during Waste Expo, held in Las Vegas, June 1-4.

Bruce Ranck Screen Capture

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Bruce E. Ranck Bio

Mr. Ranck is a partner in Bayou City Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. Ranck was the Chief Executive Officer of Browning-Ferris Industries (“BFI”), the then second largest solid waste company in North America, from 1995 through its sale to Allied Waste in 1999. Prior to its sale, BFI had annual revenues in excess of $6 Billion and the transactions were valued at $9.1 Billion. Before assuming the position of CEO, Mr. Ranck served in various increasingly responsible roles at BFI beginning in 1970, including President and Chief Operating Officer. He was elected to the Board of BFI in 1990. After the sale of BFI, Mr. Ranck served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tartan Textile Services, a linen management services company serving the healthcare and hospitality industries from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Ranck has served on the Boards of Furon Company, Chase Bank of Texas, Dynamex, and SITA, the largest non-North American waste services company in the world. Mr. Ranck also currently serves as a director of Quanta Services Inc. (NYSE: PWR), a specialty construction company serving the energy and telecommunications industries, with over $4 Billion in annual revenues. He is currently, or has served, on the Boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Memorial Healthcare System, United Way of Texas – Gulf Coast, and the Sam Houston Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Deep fryerNational restaurant chains and food service providers know all too well the importance of proper grease trap cleaning and maintenance. A single back-up can immediately halt operations, create a health hazard, produce offensive odors, and damage the company’s hard-earned reputation.

But independent, single outlet operators face the same dangers caused by sanitary sewer overflows resulting from grease blockages. The only difference is that the smaller companies don’t have dedicated facility managers making sure their business, and their pipes, keep flowing.

To alleviate this problem, Liquid Environmental Solutions has extended its grease trap services to all restaurants and food service operators in the United States, regardless of size and location.

By offering services nationwide, Liquid Environmental Solutions has lowered service and transportation costs; making proper grease trap maintenance affordable for even the smallest facility. We also added customer service personnel in order to accommodate our new customers. For added convenience, we streamlined service requests, which can now be made via email at customerservice@liquidenviro.com or via toll free number at 1-866-694-7327.

About our grease trap solutions

Liquid Environmental Solutions is the national leader in grease interceptor and grease trap waste collection and disposal services. Unlike many grease trap companies that just skim the top of the grease trap, LES cleans and evacuates 100% of the trap content, extending the life of your traps. We also process all recovered waste in full compliance with regulations and industry best practices. At each service we also scrape the walls and power-wash the trap, pipes (inlet and outlet) and the baffles.*

*Excludes the very small interior traps where pressure-washing may damage the trap and/or splash water and debris into the kitchen area.

Cooking oilWe all deserve a second chance. And so does cooking oil. By giving used cooking oil a second chance, we’re able to recycle it – all of it – for beneficial reuse in a host of products including soaps, cosmetics, high-energy feed supplements and renewable fuels.

We work together to protect your business, the environment and your bottom line. That’s why we share the commodity value of the recycled cooking oil with our customers. Doing so keeps your costs down and your confidence high.

To make sure the cooking oil gets its well-deserved second chance, we provide a variety of container options including:

  • Steel, leak-proof containers placed in your corral
  • Under-the-counter containers
  • Self-contained units

By choosing Liquid Environmental Solutions, you’ll simplify your operations and minimize costs – All while gaining peace of mind knowing that your used oil will be collected, transported, and processed according the most stringent compliance and environmental standards.

Liquid Environmental Solutions Holding TankContrary to popular belief, oil is not Earth’s most precious resource. Water is. That’s why proper wastewater management is critical and why best practices must be followed when treating every drop.

The uses of recycled water continue to expand throughout the U.S. in order to protect the environment and to accommodate the increasing demands on our country’s limited supply. The EPA, working with state and municipal organizations, as well as the private business sector, have proven that recycled water is a new and reliable water supply that does not compromise public health.

Advancements in wastewater treatment, particularly those connected to distribution systems at centralized facilities, is lowering treatment costs. By doing so, many of the economic barriers to recycling have been eliminated. In many cases the economics of treated/recycled water, combined with the value of extracted materials, make wastewater recycling a fiscally sound decision. In other words, these advancements are providing benefits across the three Ps: People, Planet and Profit.

The importance of best practices continues to increase as our demand for water (and water energy) expands. In many industries, high demand often attracts new service providers as barriers to market entry decline. Consequently, new companies may cut corners (willingly or unknowingly) in order to quickly capture market share. Low price may be used as a lead-in; which diminishes margin. And lower margins may force companies to dilute, even by-pass best practices. Keep in mind that best practices go beyond federal, state, and local regulations, as these rules define the minimum requirements for proper treatment and processing.

In addition to operating fully-permitted EPA and State-approved facilities, Liquid Environmental Solutions provides rigorous, turnkey solutions comprised of waste handling, treatment, disposal, manifesting and documentation, and liability coverage in order to protect its customers and the public.

In addition to having our facilities monitored by the cities in which we operate, we also discharge our cleaned waters into city wastewater collection systems as opposed to releasing directly into our waterways. This extra level of protection ensures waters are completely safe before being released back into the environment.

By working collaboratively, in accordance to best practices, we can increase supply while improving conservation and enhancing the sustainability efforts of our customers.

Turkey - CookedThe original article, written by Cynthia Arias, environmental program coordinator for the city of Carrollton, Texas, was published in NeighborsGO (Dallas Morning News).

Frying up a turkey this Thanksgiving? If you are looking for a place to get rid of all that used cooking oil — and you want to impress your friends and neighbors with your eco-friendly habits by not pouring fats, oils or grease down the kitchen drain — then come by the city of Carrollton’s sixth annual Cease the Grease event from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. This popular event is held the first Monday and Tuesday after Thanksgiving for Carrollton residents to safely dispose of used cooking oil after big holiday meals.

Just bring your container of used cooking oil (motor oil will not be accepted) to the Carrollton Central Service Center, located at 2711 Nimitz Drive. Oil can be brought in your own container to be emptied and returned, or just for drop off.

Last year, more than 400 gallons of cooking oil were diverted from sewers and landfills to be recycled instead. This helps protect our environment while providing beneficial reuse in an assortment of products and raw materials, including soaps, cosmetics, high-energy feed supplements and renewable fuels. Carrollton has partnered with Liquid Environmental Solutions, a nonhazardous waste management service, for the three years. The company has provided containers and disposal for the event to ensure clean, reliable and environmentally responsible discard.

The city of Carrollton would like to remind residents that improper disposal of cooking oils such as pouring grease down a sink drain or toilet can cause sanitary sewer backups inside houses or even on yards and lawns. Always scrape grease and food scraps from plates, pots, pans, utensils, and grills into a can or the trash for removal. Do not put grease down the garbage disposal. Put baskets or strainers in the sink drains to catch solids and empty them into the trash. Disposing of oil by pouring it on the ground outside can cause stormwater pollution through water runoff, contaminating our waterways and harming fish and other wildlife.

By taking preventative measures, fewer plumbing issues in homes and sewage overflows into parks, yards, or streets are likely to occur. For more information on Cease the Grease, contact the city’s water utilities division at 972-466-3425. For more information on Liquid Environmental Solutions, visit liquidenviro.com or call 866-694-7327.

Originally posted in Waterworld.

SAN DIEGO, CA, Sept. 9, 2014 — Today, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) announced that the Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA), a 36-million-gallons-per-day (MGD) treatment facility located in Carlsbad, Calif., has won the Gold Peak Performance Award for 2013 for achieving perfect regulatory compliance last year.

This award is given to wastewater treatment facilities that achieve 100-percent compliance with their NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit for an entire calendar year. EWA protects the Pacific Ocean, produces and uses renewable resources, and practices fiscal responsibility across its enterprise platform.

Leading up to the Gold Peak Performance Award, EWA and individual staff members have received a number of other honors for their work. In 2014, five staff members were recognized at the San Diego Regional California Water Environment Association (CWEA) ceremony for their leadership, and EWA received the CWEA statewide Plant Safety Award and won Large Plant of the Year awards for 2011 and 2013.

As part of its commitment to excellence and innovation, EWA has established partnerships with private companies in order to achieve its resource recovery goals. Recent partnerships include working with Anaergia LLC to improve the efficacy of PureGreen Fertilizer, as well as Liquid Environmental Solutions to collect and deliver food and grease trap waste that will increase its renewable energy production. EWA is already a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership Leadership Club for on-site generation of renewable energy.

About Encina Wastewater Authority

Founded in 1961, the Encina Wastewater Authority is an environmental leader in the wastewater treatment industry. EWA offers four products and services designed to provide sustainable and fiscally responsible wastewater services to the communities it serves while maximizing the use of alternative and renewable resources. For more information, visitwww.encinajpa.com.

Liquid Environmental Solutions has secured a $31.6 million Series C minority growth investment led by ABS Capital Partners. The business is a non-hazardous liquid waste services company.

PRESS RELEASE

Liquid Environmental Solutions (“LES”), the nation’s largest exclusively non-hazardous liquid waste services company, today announced a $31.6 million Series C minority growth investment led by ABS Capital Partners, a leading investor in later-stage growth companies. LES will use the funds to continue their growth, with targeted acquisitions and greenfield expansion of their national wastewater collection, treatment and recycling network to complement their double-digit annual organic growth. Following the financing, ABS Capital Managing General Partner Phil Clough will join the Company’s Board of Directors.

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