BFI Could Pay Millions In Missed Fall River, Mass. Host Fees

Date: March 17, 2004

Source: News Room

A Massachusetts Superior Court Judge has ruled that Browning-Ferris Industries, the owner and operator of the Fall River Landfill, must pay the city of Fall River up to $13 million in host fees. The city had filed suit against BFI in October 2001, claiming the company dumped up to one million tons of waste at the landfill over the previous twelve years without paying compensation. The city will request $8.5 million for the non-payment plus an additional $4.2 million in interest. A host agreement stipulated that the company would pay the city $6.26 per ton of waste dumped; the uncounted waste was alternative daily cover.
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