A local group of family-owned trash haulers has struck an agreement to sell their businesses to a large Fontana-based company looking to take over a contract with Bakersfield and a Kern County franchise for picking up garbage, recycling, green and organic waste. The terms of a sale agreement finalized Oct. 1 were not disclosed. No changes are expected in local residential or commercial service or rates, and the owner of the proposed buyer, Burrtec Waste Industries Inc., said he does not anticipate personnel changes in the organizations.
The businesses being sold are Howard’s Garbage Service Inc., Lamont Sanitation Inc., Mountainside Disposal Inc., Price Disposal Inc., Superior Sanitation Service Inc., Varner Bros. Inc. and Varner & Son Inc., plus two aggregate companies, Kern Refuse Disposal Inc. and Metropolitan Recycling Corp.
Privately held Burrtec has expanded across Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties partly through acquisitions like these, owner Cole Burr said. The company has substantial experience in composting and using digesters to process green waste.