Archive for August, 2017

What happens when the 800 Pound Gorilla eats a Zoo Keeper?

Waste Management Acquires Oakleaf Waste

Seems like Waste Management has taken the approach of “if you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em”, as their recent acquisition of Oakleaf (its largest rival and marketplace obstacle in the chain arena) furthers its quest for industry domination.  Oakleaf’s business model, like other management co’s, was to police the industry, actively pursue and promote competitive pricing, and find alternatives to land-filling waste.  The reason management co’s are in existence is for fixing what the large waste hauling co’s have been doing (and not doing).  A management co’s model is polar opposite of Waste Management’s model of increasing costs, eliminating competition, and increasing landfill volume. …