Weekly News Bulletin: Mar. 3-9, 2005


Waste Services Files Suit against Waste Management over Florida Landfill

Waste Services Inc. (www.capitalenvironmental.com) has sued Waste Management Inc. (www.wm.com) in U.S. District Court in Florida, charging Waste Management with anti-competitive behavior. Waste Services accuses Waste Management of violating antitrust laws by attempting to block Waste Services from owning and operating an Orlando-area landfill. Waste Services seeks $25 million in damages, charging that Waste Management tried several times to prevent the company from purchasing the landfill in order to preserve a regional monopoly. Waste Services did eventually purchase the landfill. Waste Management officials say the suit is without merit...Read More »



New Jersey Seeks Removal of Drums from Ciba Landfill

The state of New Jersey could file suit against Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp. (www.cibasc.com) if the company does not agree to remove more than 30,000 drums from a landfill on its property in Toms River, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (www.state.nj.us/dep). Local officials have sought for years to have the drums removed from the property. More than 47,000 drums were removed from an unlined landfill at the site last year, but Ciba officials maintain that the drums in the lined landfill are safely contained...Read More »



Nashua, N.H. Rejects Plans to Open Landfill to Outside Waste

Nashua, N.H. (www.ci.nashua.nh.us) Mayor Bernie Streeter has sought to raise up to $2 million by opening the city's landfill to waste outside Nashua's borders. But the city's board of public works voted down the plan, even though the mayor had hoped it would help close a looming $3.8 million solid waste budget deficit. The landfill has an estimated 25 years of life remaining...Read More »



Mass. Supreme Court Considers Landfill Expansion Approval

The Massachusetts Supreme Court (www.mass.gov/courts) is considering arguments regarding a landfill expansion in Granby involving a state regulation designed to protect nearby residents. Local residents are suing the Granby Board of Health and the landfill's owner, Holyoke Sanitary Landfill Inc. The state Department of Environmental Protection and the health board approved the vertical expansion despite a state law that bans landfill expansions within 1,000 feet of occupied homes, except in the case of coal ash. The state ruled that the expansion actually falls under the heading of "major modification" and thus does not need to comply with the setback...Read More »



Sub-Surface Waste Management Announces Q1 Results

Sub-Surface Waste Management of Delaware, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: SSWM) has announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2005, ended December 31, 2004. Compared to the first quarter of last fiscal year, revenues were down 29 percent, and operating expenses increased by 13 percent. The Company had revenues of $64,081 during the quarter, as compared to $90,092 of revenues for the same period in 2003. Revenues for the quarter consisted primarily of bio-remediation of hydro-carbons in contaminated soil for the state of South Carolina...Read More »



Waste Management Announces Two New Executive Positions

Waste Management, Inc. has announced Patrick DeRueda as the new president of Recycle America Alliance, a majority-owned subsidiary of Waste Management. The company also announced the elevation of Cherie C. Rice, Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, to its Senior Leadership Team...Read More »


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