Republic Services is in the process of acquiring Tennessee-based Santek Waste Services, with the deal expected to close during Q2, according to multiple sources familiar with the transaction.

Santek’s annual revenue was $125 million in 2018. The vertically-integrated company has operations across nine states – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Santek now operates more than a dozen publicly-owned landfills across those states, the majority of which have many decades of disposal capacity remaining. The company also runs 11 transfer stations and multiple collection operations, across six states, according to its website.

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