ACTION ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP
RONALD S. BERGAMINI, CEO
BUSINESS INTEGRITY COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING ON TRADE WASTE CAP RATES
DANIEL D. BROWNELL, CHAIRMAN
APRIL 9, 2018
Good afternoon Commissioners, my name is Ron Bergamini, CEO of the Action Environmental Group, the parent company to Action Carting, the largest private hauler of solid waste in New York City.
At the hearing on October 18, 2017, I testified on the merits of the rate cap and additional costs facing all responsible solid waste companies. Please refer to that testimony for your review as it frames the discussion in terms of business fundamentals affecting all industry participants.
We feel the need for a rate cap has passed. The basic economic problem with any artificial price restraint is that it distorts markets. One consequence is less investment and less customer choice. These are hardly the goals of an enlightened industry. I would also like to echo and support the written testimony of Mr. Steve Changaris, the New York City Chapter Director of the National Waste & Recycling Association (“NWRA”).