Coincidence or Hardball? Advanced Disposal vs. Jacksonville

Date: October 8, 2012

Source: News Room

As Advanced Disposal negotiates with the City of Jacksonville, FL about incentives for keeping its corporate headquarters there, a separate issue has arisen as to whether the company owes the city as much as $1 million related to the disposal of yard waste. The issue centers on whether yard waste applied as cover material constitutes recycling which would make it exempt from fees owed to the city for disposal at its Old Kings Road Landfill. The issue, which smacks of hardball, comes at an awkward time as the company is seeking incentives from the city to expand its headquarters there following its acquisition of Veolia's US waste business and integration with Interstate Waste Services. Advanced is also entertaining offers from Milwaukee, where Veolia's base of operations, Atlanta and Charlotte. St Johns County, just south of Jacksonville, may also be submitting an incentive package.

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