CARDS Holdings, LLC (“CARDS”) announces two Missouri acquisitions to end 2023. C&R Disposal, Inc. (“C&R”) a solid waste collection company offering commercial, residential and rolloff services and Pedersen Trash Service, LLC (“PTS”) a solid waste collection company offering commercial and residential services, which made CARDS’ 12th and 13th transactions in 2023. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas, CARDS is the leading independent regional provider of solid waste collection services in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. CARDS provides municipal, residential subscription, commercial, portable restroom, and industrial waste collection services to approximately 200,000 customers. In addition, CARDS offers post-collection services
throughout its waste footprint.
C&R was located in Asbury, MO and will be consolidated into the existing CARDS Frontenac, KS operations. This transaction adds over 20 employees, 10 routes, and 7,500 customers. Richard Weaver, owner and operator for over 20 years had the following to say, “Throughout the transaction, it was clear CARDS places an emphasis on superior integration when it comes to customers and employees. I am proud to help CARDS transition over the upcoming months and look forward to the team’s continued success in providing exceptional service and a wonderful place to work. I trust them to continue the C& R legacy and am confident they will improve service offerings.”
PTS was located in Hartville MO and has served the surrounding area for over 20 years. This transaction adds approximately 15 employees, 6 routes and over 6,000 customers. CARDS is excited to be servicing these communities and expanding their existing footprint in Missouri. While PTS did not offer permanent and temporary rolloff services, CARDS will introduce that line of business immediately to fill a market void and satisfy customer demands. Marty Petersen had the following to say, “I am really excited to see CARDS take this company to the next level and am honored to be a part of the journey. I have been approached several times, but this opportunity felt right for my employees, customers, and family. CARDS has so much to offer with new equipment, automation, technology, container inventory, etc., I see a very bright future for the Springfield metro markets.”
CARDS focuses on keeping acquired companies local, while offering greater resources and capabilities to employees and customers. CEO Dan Christensen had the following to say on the recent acquisitions, “These two acquisitions fill a void between our Nixa and Winona, MO operations. Anytime we see an opportunity to partner with well-run operations that synergize into our organization, we want to take
advantage of that. We look forward to keeping the communities we operate in clean, providing sustainable waste management practices and building on the legacies our sellers have created.”
CARDS, originally known as Central Arkansas Recycling and Disposal Services, launched in 2017 to provide waste collection and post collection services in Little Rock, Arkansas. The company now has operations extending into Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas and currently provides services to more than 45 municipalities with an extensive transfer station network and C&D landfill. Recently, CARDS was awarded solid waste and recycling collection contracts for the Cities of Springdale, AR, Lincoln, AR, Clever, MO, Cassville, MO, and Exeter, MO. Additionally, CARDS has finalized planning and development of its state-of-the-art single stream recycling facility located in Springdale, AR. The single stream plant will begin accepting and processing recycling in Q3 of 2024. For more information visit https://www.cardsrecycling.com.