Advanced Disposal Services today announced that it has acquired assets from Phoenix-based Republic Services being divested as a result of Republic’s recent merger with Allied Waste Industries. The assets being acquired by the Jacksonville-based company include 13 commercial solid waste collection routes and contracts in the Atlanta metropolitan area as well as two municipal solid waste (MSW) transfer stations, one in Gwinnett County (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and one in Cobb County (Smyrna, Ga.). The transaction was completed on April 1, 2009.

“This transaction represents Advanced Disposal’s continued growth in existing markets to better optimize our Atlanta collection operations and greater disposal internalization through the two MSW transfer stations,” said Charlie Appleby, CEO of Advanced Disposal, in a press release. “Advanced Disposal’s very first trucks and employees started in Gwinnett County in 2000, and it is exciting to watch the success of these commercial operations continue to meet the needs of Gwinnett and surrounding counties’ businesses. In addition, the Gwinnett and Cobb County MSW transfer stations open up a wider geographic area to Advanced Disposal in which to provide environmentally safe and convenient disposal of waste materials for business, individuals and governments alike.”

The commercial operations acquired by Advanced Disposal include front-end load routes in Gwinnett, Hall, Walton and other Georgia counties. The company acquired no residential routes. The transfer stations are fully permitted by the state of Georgia and accept MSW and construction and demolition debris. No hazardous waste is permitted.

This transaction follows several recent acquisitions of divested Republic/Allied assets by Waste Connections, Folsom, Calif.