Last year, the city of Santa Rosa, Calif., parted ways with its longtime waste contractor North Bay Corp. and started a search for a new hauler. Now, the city has narrowed its search down to two haulers: Houston-based Waste Management and San Jose, Calif.-based GreenWaste Recovery.
Waste companies Recology, Waste Connections and Sonoma County Resource Recovery are now out of the running for the contract, and it’s unknown when a new hauler will be selected.
The Press Democrat has more:
Santa Rosa’s search for a new garbage hauler is shaping up to be a David-versus-Goliath garbage showdown.
The city has narrowed its list of companies vying for the lucrative contract down to two finalists, and they couldn’t be more different from one another.
The big dog is Waste Management, the largest garbage company in the nation and one that had a strong presence in Sonoma County until the mid-2000s. The publicly traded, Houston-based company serves more than 21 million customers in 48 states and Canada, generating $13.6 billion in revenue last year.