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Best Disposal sells to Waste Management

Published 3:35pm Thursday, August 9, 2012

Best Disposal owners Don and Dori Hagen have sold their business to garbage industry giant Waste Management.

Julie Ketchum of Waste Management confirmed they finalized the deal Aug. 1, but didn’t have specifics yet. Best Disposal only services Austin. According to Ketchum, the Hagens approached Waste Management wanting to sell their business because they wanted to “pursue other career/business opportunities.”

Waste Management has corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, and services nearly 20 million customers in 48 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. It has services locally in Rochester and Clarks Grove, as well, according to its website. The disposal company reported $13.37 billion in total revenue in 2011 and a net income of $961 million, according to its website.

The Hagens did not return calls for comment. Best Disposal’s number is 507-433-9489.


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  • the12envy

    Another one bites the dust..

    Sad and pathetic!

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  • leftthehatebehind

    Waste Management has a bit of a monopoly, don’t they?

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  • MJThor

    Sure hope the prices don’t sky rocket! Best was a good company!

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  • Feiheit

    They only start these businesses to eventually sell to waste mgnt. Its a waste of time switching!

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  • swimmer86

    Prices will not go “sky rocket” prices are to be at the same as you have been paying for 1 year. 

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