In the first quarter of 2006, Longwood, Fla.-based Waste Pro USA Inc. received contracts for solid waste and recycling collection from Winter Springs, Fla., Neptune Beach, Fla., Bennell, Fla., and Port St. Lucie, Fla.
San Francisco-based Norcal Waste Systems Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase a recycling plant in San Jose, Calif., from Waste Management of San Jose. The terms were not disclosed.
During its 12th annual Absolute Refuse Equipment Auction and Raffle at this year's WasteExpo, the Environmental Research and Education Foundation grossed more than $806,000 for industry research and education. WASTEC-associated manufacturing companies and NSWMA members donated items and services. Among the winners was Silver State Disposal, a division of Republic Services of Southern Nevada, which took home two pieces of Marathon equipment.