Case Details

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Year Resolved


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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Ft. Worth Division)

Docket Number

497-CV 564E

Lead State


Participating States



Allied Waste Industries, USA Waste

Case Description

The complaint stated that the acquisition, as originally proposed, would have substantially lessened competition in the Tarrant County area by concentrating the landfill capacity in that area into the hands of only three companies–Allied, Waste Management and the City of Farmers Branch. The proposed settlement, maintained competition by requiring: 1) The divestiture of more than 1.4 million cubic yards of landfill space over a 5-10 year period at the two landfills Allied will own after the acquisition in the Tarrant County area. 2) The acceptance of waste at each of the two Allied landfills in the Tarrant County area from haulers not affiliated with Allied on non-price terms and conditions identical to those provided to Allied. 3) The sale of additional landfill space in the event that Allied expands its capacity at the Crow Landfill or develops a new landfill near the Crow Landfill within the next 10 years.