The Players


BFI Waste Systems

Ownership: Public, NY Stock Exchange symbol BFI

1996 revenues: $5.8 billion

Employees: 26,000 in North America

Headquarters: Houston

In Austin market since 1982

Landfill: 9912 Giles Road (1)

Recycling Facility: 4712 Bolm Rd. (2)


Waste Management, Inc.

Local subsidiaries: Longhorn Disposal/Austin Community Landfill, Inc.

Ownership: Public, NYSE symbol WMX

1996 revenues: $9.18 billion

Employees: 38,000 in U.S.

Headquarters: Oak Brook, IL

In Austin market since 1981

Landfill: 9708 Giles Rd. (3), County Road 130 (4)


Texas Disposal Systems, Inc./Texas Disposal Systems Landfill, Inc.

Ownership: Private. Principal owner, Bob Gregory

1996 Revenues: $10-20 million (estimated)

Employees: 144

Headquarters: Creedmoor

In Austin market since 1977

Landfill: 7500 FM 1327 (5)


The City of Austin operates a landfill at 10108 FM812 (McAngus Road) (6)

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