Casella Waste Systems Inc. recently bought buy Daley & Sons Trucking operating at 1185 Pleasant St. (Route 102), according to legal documents. Daley & Sons co-owner Bob Daley wrote to his approximately 3,500 residential and business patrons that the sale won’t affect their service. He said the family-run firm his father, Nelson Daley Sr., formed in 1971 will remain under local management.

“Our entire staff [of 24] is remaining, including myself, my dad and my son,” Daley wrote. “This industry is what we know and love, and we plan on being with Casella for many years to come.”

Daley said his new title is operations manager for newest Casella subsidiary. Daley customers will notice one change: Casella will handle all billing information and correspondence. Casella officials could not be reached for comment on the sale.

Bob Daley said personal reasons and the changing landscape of waste management prompted him to sell to a larger, regional waste-hauling firm that has been at the forefront in the Northeast of recycling and waste reduction. “Recycling is a major factor for selling, as the market is dominated by the world,” he said in an Eagle interview. “It costs me 30 percent more to recycle than to get rid of the trash.”

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Author: Dick Lindsay, The Berkshire Eagle
Photo: Stephanie Zollshan, The Berkshire Eagle