Privatization of Waste Hauling Expands Nationwide

Tristan Loiseau

There’s one thing we know – it is becoming more difficult for municipalities to manage and maintain their waste facilities and fleets in a cost-effective manner.

Josh Allen, chief executive officer of Global Disposal, said that many municipalities are switching from open market programs and non-exclusive franchises to exclusive franchise programs.

“The commodities market is incredibly volatile, making it challenging to set prices for services,” Allen said. “Furthermore, new regulations such as requiring clean-fuel trucks, cost municipalities a lot of money to stay in compliance. For many municipalities, it makes more sense to outsource garbage pickup.”

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