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Alpine Waste purchases Waste Farmers' compost routes

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Dec. 14, 2011) — Alpine Waste & Recycling, the largest independent waste and recycling company in Colorado, announced today that it has agreed to provide service on all the compost collection routes of Denver-based Waste Farmers

As a result of Alpine’s acquisition of Waste Farmers’ 96 commercial accounts, Alpine’s composting business will almost double and the company will expand its compost collection service to five days a week.

“This deal makes great business sense in that it is a perfect match of two like-minded companies,” said John-Paul Maxfield, founder of Waste Farmers. “I know Alpine puts the same emphasis we do on providing the highest level of customer service. We know our customers will be in good hands.”

Waste Farmers, named Green Business of the Year in 2010 by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, is a next-generation sustainable agriculture company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint.

“This deal with Alpine allows Waste Farmers to continue execution of our strategy to bring our flagship ‘Food for Soil’ products (our premium potting mix and planting mix) to retail market in 2012,” Maxfield said. “It also allows us to scale our ‘Microbe Brewery’ to further establish our market position as a craft manufacturer and marketer of branded organic fertilizer products for farmers and gardeners.”

Alpine was the first company in the Denver area to offer commercial composting service as early as the spring of 2007. The transaction with Waste Farmers will likely translate into an additional $312,000 of revenues per year, with room to grow.

“The synergies between Alpine Waste and Waste Farmers are quite evident, and I’m excited about this opportunity to further solidify Alpine Waste & Recycling as Colorado’s leader in sustainability initiatives in our industry.” said Alpine President John Griffith.

The purchase price was not disclosed.

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