Sun Bergeron Continues to Break-up Wheelabrator Monopoly for Waste Disposal Services in Broward County, Florida Hillsboro Beach Opts into Miramar Contract with Sun Bergeron for Cost-Effective, Environmentally Responsible Waste Disposal Services Business Wire FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- April 08, 2013 The Town of Hillsboro Beach, Florida, Commission made a historic decision at its April 2^nd meeting. Its decision to sign a 5-year waste disposal contract with Sun Bergeron puts the Town in the forefront of environmental stewardship in Broward County while securing greatly improved pricing for its residents. “For the total proposal, Sun Bergeron had the best price,” said Commissioner Jim Lambert, “and it is essentially the same proposal presented to every other city in the County. Wheelabrator’s pricing has come down considerably over their current level, but it’s only come down because there is competition in the market.” The contract Hillsboro Beach joined into is the result of a two-year procurement process undertaken by the City of Miramar which resulted in substantially reduced waste disposal fees. That process signaled the end of a more than 25-year waste disposal monopoly in Broward County with Wheelabrator Technologies, a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM). “I’m a great believer in competition,” said Hillsboro Beach Commissioner Dick Maggiore, “it serves the city and our residents well. Without competition, the sky’s the limit with pricing.” ”For the first time in 25 years,” said Ron Bergeron Sr., President, Sun Bergeron, “the citizens of this county are able to benefit from competition in waste disposal services. This competition has driven disposal costs down by half.” The environmental benefits Hillsboro Beach can expect to see under the new contract are also considerable. Sun Bergeron has a core philosophy and business model that supports all of its clients, including Hillsboro Beach, in achieving the state of Florida’s goal to recycle 75% of all municipal solid waste by 2020. “Sun Bergeron was formed,” Bergeron said, “to give the people of Broward the benefits of real competition, lowering costs and bringing new technologies to better protect taxpayers' pocketbooks and the environment. Monopolies give companies the power to exclude competitors and to charge high prices. During its long term Broward County monopoly, Waste Management / Wheelabrator continued to raise its waste disposal prices to more than $90 per ton. “Open and honest competition, the foundation on which America was built, has enduring benefits which the citizens of Broward County so rightly deserve.” ABOUT SUN BERGERON Sun Bergeron is a joint venture between Sun Recycling and Bergeron Environmental Services operating together to achieve zero waste. Combined, Sun Bergeron has over 35 years experience in the waste and recycling industry and a proven history in logistics and disaster recovery including the BP Oil Spill clean-up in 2010. Pioneering innovation in the waste and recycling industry, Sun Bergeron is headquartered in the Town of Davie, Broward County, Florida. The more than 500 employees that represent Sun Bergeron are dedicated to the environment and currently recycle in excess of 75% of the solid waste materials they process, a state mandated goal by 2020. To find out more about Sun Bergeron visit http://www.sunbergeron.com/. Contact: Hill + Knowlton Strategies Cori Zywotow Rice, 305-443-5454 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun Bergeron Continues to Break-up Wheelabrator Monopoly for Waste Disposal Services in Broward County, Florida
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