Florida City Awards Contract to Southern Waste Systems

City of Lauderhill awards Southern Waste Systems franchise for waste removal and recycling.

June 7, 2011
Recycling Today Staff

Southern Waste Systems (SWS), Lantana, Fla., has been awarded, through a subcontract agreement with Republic Services, a five-year franchise to provide waste removal services in the city of Lauderhill, Fla.

The agreement, approved during a city commission meeting in late May 2011, allows Southern Waste to pick up garbage and bulk materials from 20,000 multi-family residential units within the city limits. In addition, SWS will provide the bulk pickup for 12,500 single-family homes and all commercial roll-off activity will be exclusive to SWS. The deal involves collaboration between Southern Waste Systems and Republic Services, who will be handling the residential and commercial portion of the contract. The contract begins on July 1, 2011.

In a news release, Charles Gusmano, president of SWS and Sun Recycling, says, “We are really excited about the partnership on this contract with Republic Services and to have city staff and commission support on the collaboration.”

The contract will be handled by Sun Disposal, a division of Southern Waste Systems. Tony Badala, general manager of Sun Disposal, says, “It’s our intent to provide the same outstanding service to Lauderhill that’s enjoyed by the other customers and municipalities we service in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.”