TerraCycle US Inc. has acquired Massachusetts-based Complete Recycling Solutions (CRS), a recycler that provides solutions for mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs, batteries, ballast, and electronic waste disposal.
"The acquisition of Complete Recycling Solutions is an exciting next step in TerraCycle's journey to reduce waste," said TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky. "We entered the universal waste business in the U.S. in 2016 with the acquisition of Air Cycle Corporation, now TerraCycle Regulated Waste. With Complete Recycling, which will continue to be led by former owner Keith Boyea, we inherit a business known for excellent and versatile customer service, and recycling facilities that can serve both of our U.S. businesses."
Established in 2002, Complete Recycling Solutions specializes in the recycling of lighting and electronic waste, including all mercury-bearing lamps, electronics and cathode ray tubes (CRTs), mercury devices, batteries, PCB, and non-PCB lighting ballasts. The company has earned the Responsible Recycling Standard for Electronics Recyclers certification from the EPA (R2 Certification) and utilizes lamp recycling and mercury distillation equipment that automatically disassembles various lamp types into their basic components and allows them to be re-used in the marketplace.
"TerraCycle is the perfect partner and shares our mission to provide state-of-the-art solutions for recycling lighting and electronics waste," said Keith Boyea, co-founder and CEO of Complete Recycling Solutions. "Together, with our combined resources we will have greater access to expand the reach of our platforms, expand our collective customer base and bring a broader range of services to the businesses we serve."