Green for Life (GFL) Environmental Corp. has purchased Turtle Island Recycling (TIR) Corp., creating what GFL called southern Ontario's largest waste management operation.

Pickering, Ontario-based GFL purchased TIR of Toronto for an undisclosed amount. With the deal GFL now operates 10 transfer and recycling stations, a soil remediation facility and three liquid waste storage and treatment facilities. The company said in a news release it now can process more than 2 million metric tons of solid waste, recyclables and soil 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 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," said GFL President 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 TIR CEO Louis Anagnostakos.

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