ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A company headquartered in Texas has purchased Rockford, Illinois-based Rock River Environmental Services, the country's third-largest waste services company.

Rock River employs about 280 workers and generates $75 million a year in revenue.

The Rockford Register Star says it's unclear how the sale earlier this month to Waste Connections might affect garbage collection in the Rockford area.

Rock River Environmental Services operates in 19 counties in central and northern Illinois. It has five collection operations, two landfills, a compost facility, a transfer station and a recycling facility.


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