The Center, one of the programs of New Found Lands Institute, Inc., is a
non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of
a competitive waste industry. It believes that, ultimately, the maintenance
of competition in the waste industry will require vertical divestiture of
hauling from disposal. Experience has demonstrated that the horizontal
divestitures of overlapping assets ordered by the Department of Justice as a
condition of the current wave of mega-mergers will not protect competition.
The Center pursues research to help inform stakeholders, investors and
decision-makers about the impact of consolidation on the creation of
barriers to entry that threaten competition in the waste industry and the
remedies which are necessary to avert cartel pricing.