Small business owner says Republic Services is pushing her out of the market

A local business owner claims she is actively being pushed out of business by waste-management company Republic Services.

Elected officials aren’t responding to her pleas for help, she said.

“I will fight tooth and nail. We won’t go down without a fight,” said Danielle Basson, COO of Simple Environmental Services Group, a family-owned waste and recycling management company that’s been in business since 2008 and employs about 50 people. Read more at