Fort Worth Negotiates With Four Trash Companies

Date: September 5, 2002

Source: News Room

The city of Fort Worth, Texas will negotiate with four solid waste companies for separate pieces of its garbage business, altering its decades-old system in which one firm handled most trash pickup and disposal. Of the seven companies that responded to the city's request for bids, Waste Management, the city's current collector, is the top choice to negotiate a contract for all collection-related services, city officials have said. Trinity Waste Services is the top pick to operate and manage the city's southeast landfill. At least two other companies will enter negotiations with the city for contracts to process recyclables, green waste, and environmental collection site dropoffs. Other companies that bid on the program were Republic Waste Services/Duncan Disposal; IESI Solid Waste Services of Haltom City; Community Waste Disposal, which holds a contract in Dallas; Onyx Waste Services; and Abitibi Consolidated, a Canadian recycling firm.

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