Waste Management Buys Hometown Haulers


Local refuse haulers, Hometown Haulers, which serviced Rochester, Byron and all of Dodge County announced their sale last month. The transfer was effective on May 1st. This is the notice of the acquisition posted on their Facebook page.

Hometown Haulers is very appreciative for the opportunity to have served the local community’s waste collection needs over the past decade. We recognize we have caused some confusion regarding the future of our business. For that, we sincerely apologize, and

we want to address any uncertainties head-on. We can now formally confirm we have decided to sell our business.

We are excited to announce that WM of Minnesota has acquired key assets of Hometown Haulers and will be your new service provider, effective May 1, 2024. With operations led by a local team, we are confident they will continue to deliver exceptional service

and demonstrate how much they value you as a customer. WM has also made the commitment to honor all existing base rates for at least twelve months.

WM has long enabled sustainability progress for businesses and cities. Operating in Minnesota for over 50 years, they have helped keep local communities across the state clean, safe, and functioning. Today, nearly 1,000 Minnesota residents are part of the WM


The company is also making investments right here in Olmsted County, with a brand-new hauling site that is expected to be completed later this year. The new site will include compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure which will enable WM to continue

transitioning their fleet to alternative fuel vehicles, in turn, reducing emissions. This is one example of WM’s industry-leading sustainability vision to drive transformative impact for the communities where they live and work.

Again, we want to express our deepest gratitude for the opportunity to serve you. Your trust and loyalty have meant the world to us, and we are confident that WM will continue to provide you with excellent service.