Southern Waste Disposal
The Goliath of trash hauling is poised to swallow a David, this time in South Florida.
Waste Management has received antitrust clearance from the Justice Department to acquire Southern Waste Systems in Davie, which provides trash hauling services in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties.
The acquisition is expected to close by year-end, said Dawn McCormick, spokeswoman for Waste Management. She noted that no conditions were tied to the merger by U.S. antitrust regulators. The price was not disclosed.
Patti Hamilton, spokeswoman for Southern Waste Management, would only confirm that the Justice Department had approved the purchase. "There will be no further announcements until the close, " she said.
News of the Dec. 1 acquisition clearance was released Wednesday on a list of granted applications by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
"I would assume Waste Management is going to retain a lot of personnel and equipment. The routes should stay the same, " he said.
Southern Waste Systems employs 700 workers in South Florida, a spokeswoman said.
Earlier this year, Delray Beach City Commissioner Shelly Petrolia urged the City Commission to seek a lower price for the city's trash hauling contract by soliciting competitive bids. The existing contract was with Waste Management. In June, the city switched to Southern Waste Systems at a total contract cost that was $8 million to $9 million less, she said.
The Justice Department's clearance of Waste Management's acquisition of Southern Waste "is disappointing for me, " she said. "Unfortunately, we are losing smaller companies that would be able to bid and give more of an opportunity for a municipality to get a better rate."
But Petrolia is not concerned about Delray Beach's trash hauling prices going up anytime soon. The contract is for seven years and would be assumed by the acquiring party, she said.
Founded in 1999, privately held Southern Waste Systems provides collection, processing and recycling of commercial, industrial, municipal and residential waste.
Houston-based Waste Management reported $13 billion in revenue in fiscal 2014.
In March, Waste Management acquired Deffenbaugh Disposal, one of the largest privately owned collection and disposal firms in the Midwest for $416 million.success nutrition facts success wallpaper the sweet smell of success animal mating success eleven rings: the soul of success success center crystals for luck and success ovidrel trigger shot success rate success quotes for students l5 s1 surgery success rate what success looks like team success quotes dress for success cincinnati success factor standards for success login sweet success allergy immunotherapy success rate lexapro success stories nrad lake success tyler perry's first "urban circuit" play i know i've been changed was an instant success. insider success success coach success qoutes iui success stories 2020 mission success tips for success dress for success for men success short motivational quotes celebrate success success by design dua for exam success 16/8 intermittent fasting success stories laws of success the best revenge is massive success iui success rate by age pfizer success rate quotes about future success college success foundation in vitro fertilization success rate success rate of morning after pill during ovulation vaccine success center for success and independence kidney transplant success rate college measured success stem cell transplant success rate director of customer success salary customer success jobs positive quotes for success intermittent fasting success stories success driving school cpr success rate metformin weight loss success stories 2020 words for success sayings on success latin words for success measure success quotes march to success symptoms after iui success stories lasik success rate metformin weight loss success stories ovulation pain and pregnancy success stories ivf success stories inspirational success quotes how i raised myself from failure to success in selling fresh success smoothie mix success academy middle schools vet success late ovulation pregnancy success goal success quotes success criteria examples castor oil at 38 weeks success vaccine success rate threatened miscarriage success stories success kid now aa success rate grey hair reversal success stories rhinoceros success coca-cola’s advertising strategy has been an international success because road to success quotes