John Lyons, director of utilities for Hillsborough County, also thinks businesses will benefit from competition among Republic, WSI and Waste Management.
said all commercial contracts will end Sept. 30.
Before then, the county will do an extensive outreach program notifying businesses that they can negotiate new contracts with any of the three vendors.
"If I'm the John Lyons
restaurant and I've got an agreement with one of these companies, on Sept. 30 at midnight, that contract ends," Lyons said.
said it is unlikely commissioners will change the rules for commercial collection established in the bid documents.
"I think that would undermine the whole process," he