Casella was named 2023 Business Partner of the Year at Arc GLOW’s annual awards banquet. The prestigious award is reserved for a business that supports Arc GLOW’s mission and vision through excellent customer service or providing work opportunities for employment.
Martin Miskell, Arc GLOW CEO, said over 40 years ago, the Arc of Genesee opened its trash recycling center to fill a need for the City of Batavia to help create jobs and produce a positive revenue stream for the organization. However, business models changed, and recycling no longer provided the number of jobs it had in the past. Selling the business was an easy financial decision but a difficult one emotionally, but after months of negotiations, the decision was made to sell the business to Casella Waste Management.
Casella kept everyone who had a job, the transfer station open and operated by Arc GLOW’s work crew with a job coach, free trash pick-up at all Arc GLOW’s Batavia locations in perpetuity, and a significant discount at other locations served by Casella. Casella also gave Arc GLOW their lease at Apollo Drive in Batavia for their transportation department, which still has three and a half years on it for free.
“Casella is the true definition of a partner who supports our mission and vision through excellent customer service and providing work opportunities for employment,” Miskell said.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, is one of the largest recyclers and most experienced fully integrated resource management companies in the Eastern United States. Founded in 1975 as a single truck collection service, Casella has grown its operations to provide solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to more than one million residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, and industrial customers and provides professional resource management services to over 10,000 customer locations in more than 40 states.