US Ecology Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOL) is buying hazardous waste hander Environmental Quality Co. for $465 million.

Environmental Quality, headquartered in Wayne, Mich., provides environmental services and waste management, including treatment and disposal of hazardous waste. The company owns one hazardous waste landfill outside of Detroit, 13 waste treatment and recycling facilities and 21 service centers. Environmental Quality is backed by private equity firm Kinderhook Industries LLC.

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