Waste and Recycling Leader, LRS, Announces Highly Strategic Acquisition of J&J Rubbish Service Inc.

Combined Entity Provides Scale Across Core Northern Markets Minnesota/Wisconsin

CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — LRS, one of the nation’s leading independent waste, recycling and portable services providers, today announced its acquisition of J&J Rubbish Service Inc., a family-owned business since 1968, which has served as the marketplace leader across Winona, Minnesota.

This investment adds 15,000 residential and 1,000 commercial customers to LRS’ growing footprint across the Midwest, including the bridging of LRS’ Minnesota and Wisconsin operations, allowing for further density within its core marketplace. All J&J employees will continue forward with LRS as the company continues its commitment to bring all customers the excellent service that has set it apart in the industry across generations of Serva-Patzner family ownership.

LRS first entered the Winona marketplace in 2022 through the acquisition of Matejka Recycling, the leading waste and recycling transfer station in the area.

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Michigan continues to be a national leader in addressing PFAS

More than 1,900 attendees from 45 states and 12 countries took part in the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team’s (MPART) virtual Great Lakes PFAS Summit Dec. 5-7.

Map showing locations of PFAS sites in Michigan.

Map showing PFAS site locations in Michigan.


The largest PFAS technical conference to-date highlighted the latest research on these contaminants and emphasized opportunities for collaboration on solutions for addressing PFAS contamination in Michigan and globally.

The multi-state agency MPART organization was established under an executive order to ensure coordination in implementing a response to PFAS contamination.  PFAS, also known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a large group of manmade chemicals that have been used globally during the past century in manufacturing, firefighting and thousands of common household and other consumer products. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and can accumulate over time. 

Michigan has been investigating PFAS contamination statewide since

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