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July 11, 2017

From Trash To Treasure – The Sullivan Story, Pt. 3 (The Republic Years (1996-2010))

In March of 1996, we sold Sullivan Environmental to Republic Services. It was a great retirement plan for my dad. As a 25% owner in SES, it wasn’t bad for me either. I was 33 years old and I thought I had it made now. We kept our company name and I con …

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June 28, 2017

From Trash To Treasure – The Sullivan Story, Pt. 2 (The Sullivan Environmental Years)

I was 27 years old and newly married when we began Sullivan Environmental Services in 1990. I had no knowledge or degree in running a garbage business, or any business for that matter. At Wake Forest, my degree was in Communications, not Business. Than …

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June 25, 2017

From Trash To Treasure – The Sullivan Story, Pt. 1 (The Early Years)

People have often asked me, “How and why did you get in the garbage business?” The answer is a lengthy one. My dad is a great story teller, and I have asked him many times to tell this one. Since he hasn’t yet taken the time to tell it, I will give it …

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June 22, 2017

How Much Does A New Garbage Truck Cost?

When I first started in the garbage business back in 1990 with my Dad, our first new truck we bought cost $88,000. It had no AC, was a stick shift, with cable controls you had to pull with both hands to make anything work. I remember going to the bank …

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April 2, 2017

Working for a Greener Tomorrow

When AllGreen Services was started, we came up with a slogan, “Working for a Greener Tomorrow”. Our goal was simple. We wanted to provide environmentally clean solid waste collection and disposal for our customers in South Georgia.  We wanted to leave …

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