History Of Dahl Disposal Service, Inc. & Dahl and Dahl, Inc.
The Growth and success of Dahl Disposal Service, Inc. can be traced back to 1964 with its' founder, Gene Dahl. Through the dedication of him and his family, what started out with one truck has grown to be one of the leaders in waste disposal and recycling in the area.
Through the years, Dahl Disposal Service, Inc. has managed to stay in the family. It has been passed down three generations, and is currently owned by Zack and Nic Dahl. 2014 marked the 50th birthday of Dahl Disposal Service, Inc.
Our management team takes great pride in being part of the Dahl companies' family. We are creating and implementing new programs and systems such as new technology in the office and in our trucks, updating our software and growing our metal program. These new programs and systems are geared towards making us more user friendly for our customers.
Our Management Team:
Audrey Carkhuff – Office Manager
Chuck Lerwick -- Operations Manager
Joe Cook—General Manager
Nic Dahl—Co Owner
Zack Dahl-- Co Owner
Timeline of Events:
1964: Gene and Shirlee Dahl answer a classified ad about a dump and garbage company for sale in Waldport. They pack their kids in the car and start their new life with Gene's last check of $50 from working for the telephone company in Enterprise. They become the proud new owners of Waldport Disposal Company.
1966: Gene's brother Bill joins Waldport Disposal Company.
1968: They purchase Alsea Sanitation. With this purchase comes Yachats and the unincorporated areas of South Lincoln County. They rename the company Waldport-Yachats disposal.
1978: Gene and Shirlee with sons Jack and Russ purchase Toledo Sanitation. Jack and his wife Debbie move to Toledo and rename the entire company Dahl Disposal Service, Inc.
1988-89: Gene, Jack and Russ take over operations of Agate Beach Landfill.
1993-94: Gene retires. Agate Beach Landfill closes. Jack and Russ start Dahl and Dahl, Inc. Toledo Recycling Center.
1995: They close the South Lincoln Landfill and open Dahl and Dahl, Inc. South Lincoln Transfer and Recycling Center.
1999: Jack and Russ complete Ideal Storage Toledo Complex. Jack passes away suddenly from a major heart attack. Russ takes over full operations allowing Jack's two sons, Zack and Nic, to complete college.
2000: A new recycling facility is constructed at the Toledo Recycling and Transfer Center.
2002: Russ, Zack, and Nic construct a landscape supply yard at the Toledo Recycling and Transfer Center, which opens that fall as Better Bark and More.
2002-03: Russ, Zack and Nic expand Ideal Storage Toledo Complex.
2004: They purchase Lindsey's Sanitary Service, adding Siletz and the unincorporated areas of East Lincoln to Dahl Disposal Service, Inc.
2004-08: Dahl Disposal Service undergoes mass transformation from a manual load company to a fully automated company for both recycling and garbage collection.
2005: New Curbside recycling co-mingled program begins. Russ, Zack and Nic complete phase one of Ideal Storage Waldport complex.
2006-07: Russ, Zack and Nic start Oregon Grinding Solutions, a mobile woody debris grinding company.
2008-09: Our business focus goes inward making facility, fleet and program improvements and upgrades.
2010: Blake Dahl, son of Russ, joins the management team of South Lincoln Transfer and Recycling Center. Free Woody Debris Program opens at the Toledo Recycling Center.
2011: Russ, Zack, Nic and Blake acquire Siletz Storage Complex.
2012: Metal buying program begins at South and East County Recycling Centers. Russ, Zack, Nic and Blake open Better Bark and More's landscape yard at the South Lincoln Recycling Center.
2013: Russ retires and Blake decides to pursue other interests. Nic and Zack introduce their new management team.