Media Release

Waste Collection Change

Friday, June 27, 2008 1:00 AM

9:50 a.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County has received official notice from Waste Management Incorporated of Florida of its intent to transfer the solid waste collection and disposal business of the Gainesville area operation to Emerald Waste Service, Central Florida Hauling, LLC (EWS).  The notice stated that,  ". . . at the closing Waste Management will assign all of its rights and obligations under the current curbside collection agreement between Waste Management and Alachua County to EWS, and that EWS will assume all of the rights and obligations of Waste Management under the Contract."  The sale is anticipated to be complete by the end of July.  County staff expects a smooth transition with no interruption in service level.

EWS is based in Freeport, Florida and has operations in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Their website is  EWS is a WHI Capital Partners portfolio company formerly known as Waste Recyclers Holdings. WHI Capital Partners has a web site at:

For more information, contact Milton Towns, Alachua County Waste Collection Manager at 352-338-3233 or Karen Deeter, Asst. Public Works Director at 352-374-5213.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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