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Waste Management acquires Harvest Power compost facilities


August 3, 2019

USA Waste of California, Inc., DBA Waste Management, announced that it has acquired two Harvest Power California, LLC compost facilities located in Tulare and Lathrop, Calif. Each compost site is permitted to take up to 156,000 tons of organics per year.

“As a leader in sustainability, Waste Management is working in the best interest of our customers and the environment,” said Larry Metter, area vice president for Waste Management of Southern California. “This acquisition will allow us to expand our organics processing capabilities for our customers and enhance support for state and local diversion goals.”

“We are excited to add the Lathrop facility to our existing composting operations in the Bay Area,” said Barry Skolnick, area vice president for Waste Management of Northern California. “It will enable us to serve additional municipalities and help them to comply with state organic mandates as we all work towards diverting organics from the waste stream for beneficial reuse.”

Landscape, food waste and manure are accepted at the Tulare location. The Tulare site offers compost services to Tulare County including Visalia, Porterville and Dinuba, and surrounding communities.

Landscape and food waste are accepted at the Lathrop location. This site serves Lathrop, Stockton, Tracy, Manteca, Ripon, Salida, Modesto, Ceres, Escalon, Riverbank, Oakdale, Lodi, Patterson, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont and surrounding communities.

The transaction closed on Aug. 1.

About Waste Management

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit or


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