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BFI AFFILIATE SIGNS CONTRACT TO BUILD AND OPERATE HONG KONG TRANSFER STATION

 HOUSTON, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., (NYSE: BFI) today announced that its jointly owned affiliate, Swire BFI Waste Services, Ltd., was awarded a contract for the Sha Tin transfer station in Hong Kong.
 The contract included the capital cost of the facility, which is about U.S. $25 million that will be refunded to the affiliate by the Hong Kong government. The total revenue from operating the transfer station for 15 years is expected to be approximately U.S. $78 million.
 The transfer station will have a throughput capacity of approximately 1,200 tons per day, and environmental safeguards include a waste water treatment plant and odor removal equipment.
 The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department Assistant Director, Mr. Mike Stokoe, said, "The concept of transferring waste to a landfill in sealed containers has been proven to be environmentally sound and cost effective.
 "The involvement of the private sector in environmental projects has been very successful. The project is part of the department's continuing effort towards implementing the waste disposal strategy set out in the 1989 White Paper."
 The Sha Tin transfer station is the third facility among a network of transfer stations servicing three planned landfills. Transfer stations at Kowloon Bay and Island East were commissioned in 1990 and 1992, respectively, under contracts awarded to Swire BFI Waste Services.
 The West New Territories landfill contract was awarded last month to Swire BFI Waste Services for an estimated value of U.S. $400 million, and Mr. Stokoe stated that two additional landfill contracts will be awarded this year and two transfer station contracts will be awarded next year.
 Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. is one of the largest publicly- held companies engaged in providing waste services. Subsidiaries and affiliates collect, transport, treat and dispose of commercial, residential and municipal solid waste and industrial wastes. BFI subsidiaries are also involved in recycling, resource recovery facilities and medical waste services.
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 /CONTACT: Sandra D. Glatzau, 713-870-7161 (analysts), or Peter G. Block, 713-870-7854 (media), both of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc./
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