February 1, 2021 | Business+Finance, Composting, Facilities, Markets

Composting Facility Acquisition

Denali Water Solutions, LLC, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, WeCare Denali, LLC, has acquired New Earth, Inc., a composting company based in San Antonio, Texas. New Earth, established in 1997, has a 116-acre site in San Antonio, where it composts 65,000 tons/year of biosolids from the San Antonio Water System. Other materials processed include food waste, grass clippings, leaves, livestock manures and tree trimmings. New Earth also has a 40-acre facility in Conroe, where it composts about 9,000 cubic yards (cy)/year of biosolids from the City of Conroe, and a third facility is in Katy. Both Katy and Conroe are in the Houston metropolitan region. In 2016, a BioCycle article featured New Earth’s use of a drone to measure windrow volumes at its facilities.

“The acquisition of New Earth supports Denali’s strategy to grow our organic waste management business through composting and other beneficial use technologies,” noted Jeff LeBlanc, president of Denali Water Solutions when announcing the acquisition. Added Brian Fleury, general manager of WeCare Denali: “New Earth’s proven track record of recycling multiple organic residual feedstocks into high value products, including US Composting Council STA Certified Compost™, is a natural fit for WeCare Denali, our WeCare Compost™, and our line of mulches and soils.”

Earlier in January, WeCare Denali announced the acquisition of Madden Brothers, Inc. in Brunswick, Ohio. The company produces compost, mulch and soil blends from recycled organics that include leaves, wood, brush and food waste. Also announced in January was the acquisition of Recyc Systems Southeast, LLC, a provider of transportation and land application services for industrial food processing residuals and municipal biosolids predominantly in Alabama and Georgia. WeCare Denali also operates city-owned composting facilities, including ones in New York City on Staten Island, Phoenix and Ann Arbor (MI).

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