Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, is pleased to announce the hiring of Rick Prather as District Manager for southern Indiana, Kentucky, southwest Pennsylvania, western Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia.

“Rick has an outstanding track record in the waste industry. In addition to his proven leadership skills, his areas of expertise include; operations, sales management, accounting, customer service and post-collection operations,” commented Dave Lavender, region vice president. “We are very excited to bring his knowledge to the Advanced Disposal team.”

Rick has over 20 years of solid waste experience. Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, Rick was with Republic Services, Inc., serving most recently as General Manager for the Raleigh marketplace, including all operations for the eastern part of North Carolina. Prather has held various industry leadership positions including recycling manager and operations manager, where he gained extensive experience in strategic planning, safety, customer service and sales management. Rick received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management from Georgia Southern University.

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Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fifth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 17 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations. We welcome you to learn more at or follow us on Facebook.

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