CARDS Holdings, LLC (“CARDS”) announced the acquisition of Trash Hog, LLC (“Trash Hog”), a solid waste collection company with over 17,500 municipal, residential subscription, commercial, and industrial customers throughout Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. The transaction represents CARDS’ ninth acquisition since February 2023. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas, CARDS is a leading regional provider of solid waste collection services in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. CARDS provides municipal, residential subscription, commercial, and industrial waste collection services to over 100,000 customers and offers post-collection services throughout its waste footprint. Recently, CARDS has been awarded exclusive solid waste collection contracts with the University of Arkansas, the City of Springdale, and the Carrol County Solid Waste District. Additionally, CARDS has finished construction and will soon begin accepting waste at its Springdale Transfer Station, a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located in northwest Arkansas.
“This is a pivotal moment in our company’s trajectory to becoming a major regional leader of waste and recycling services in the mid-south. We are honored to announce this acquisition and are committed to providing service excellence to all communities and customers alike. I am incredibly proud to welcome the hard-working, dedicated, and talented employees to the CARDS family and look forward to carrying the legacy of these great businesses into the future. Trash Hog has operations across our markets, expanding our waste footprint in addition to increasing our density,” said Dan Christensen, CEO of CARDS. “Dwight and Susan Dicus have built a great team that we look forward to integrating and ensuring a smooth transition to everyone affected.”
Dwight Dicus owner operator of Trash Hog of Arkansas, Shorts Trash, Ideal Refuses and Automated Waste Services had the following to say, “Throughout the transaction, it was clear CARDS puts its customers and employees first. I look forward to the team’s continued success in providing exceptional service and a great place to work throughout Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. CARDS has built an impressive team that has done tremendous work rapidly executing an acquisition strategy. Susan and I feel extremely blessed leaving our legacy to Dan and his team to carry on and grow. I know our customers will be provided with a seamless transition and employees will be taken care of. I am looking forward to their continued success and am excited to be a part of this team.”
We’re looking forward to welcoming the Trash Hog customers into our care.
– The CARDS Customer Service Team