Project Panther (ReCommunity)



Republic Services, Inc.


Various Locations

CEC Services

  • Phase I & II Assessments
  • Environmental Monitoring/Compliance
  • Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Solid Waste Facility Operations Audits and Consulting
  • Transfer Station and MRF Design and Permitting
  • Structural Engineering

Owner Objective

Republic Services, Inc. (Republic) is one of the top solid waste companies in the United States and generates approximately $13 billion in revenue. Republic was looking to acquire ReCommunity, a Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) company (approximately 30 sites).

CEC Approach

Republic hired CEC to perform due diligence on each of the facilities within a two-week period. The sites were located in different markets throughout the United States, including Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Delaware. With sites located around the country, CEC was faced with that challenge of building a team of experts that understood the requirements and performed regular conference calls on the project status. CEC prepared a consistent product for Republic that met its high standard in a very short amount of time.

CEC met Republic’s tight deadline, built a superior product, and came in under budget. The acquisition of ReCommunity was completed and is now being operated by Republic.