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BROWNING-FERRIS WINS ATLANTA RECYCLING CONTRACT, LARGEST IN SOUTHEAST

 HOUSTON, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., (NYSE: BFI) today announced that a joint venture between one of its subsidiaries and Dreamsan, Inc., a local minority-owned solid waste company, was awarded the contract to provide recycling services to the City of Atlanta, Ga. The contract involves the collection and processing of recyclable materials from approximately 87,000 households, with revenues over $2 million a year.
 "We are very pleased about being selected for this contract; it's another vote of confidence in our approach to recycling," said William D. Ruckelshaus, chairman and chief executive officer of BFI. "We are committed to making recycling work for all of our customers."
 In recent months, BFI has been awarded major municipal recycling contracts by the City of Pittsburgh, Pa. (serving 170,000 households), and Jefferson Parish (New Orleans), La. (serving 155,000 households).
 "BFI has the resources, the know-how and the streamlined system that make it easy for citizens of Atlanta to participate in recycling in a meaningful way," said Linda Disney, recycling coordinator for the City of Atlanta.
 "I'm excited about working with a company that has developed a method of collection that enhances the recovery of materials," said Lee Camp, vice president of Dreamsan.
 Materials to be collected in the program include newspaper, three colors of glass, steel and aluminum cans and plastic containers. The recyclables will be collected from curbside recycling bins provided to homeowners.
 In the past several years, BFI's recycling business has grown rapidly. In 1988, the company served approximately 40,000 residential recycling customers; today the company provides this service for over 3.5 million residential customers.
 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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