Our History

Growing up the in business

Coastal Waste & Recycling was founded by CEO, Brendon Pantano, and his partners at Summer Street Capital. As a third-generation descendant of Fredonia Sanitary Services founders Horace and Dennis Pantano, Brendon grew up in the business. Fredonia Sanitary Services, which was a Fredonia, New York based waste hauling company started in the late 1950’s, was sold to Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) in 1985. As his family stayed part of the business, Brendon had the opportunity to gain valuable experience that led him to understand the full scope of offering exceptional customer service from the time the materials leave your home or place of business, until they are deposited in a safe environment.

Customer Service Focused

The Coastal founders believe strongly, that keeping focused on the people they have the privilege to serve will solidify their position in the industry and separate them from their competitors. Starting a level playing field with facilities and equipment, the true worth of a service organization is in its people.

With decades of valuable experience and a vision to fill a void left in the southeast Florida market, the team began the venture by finding the best talent in the industry. They recruited a team of professional, progressive industry veterans with a shared vision of developing a premier fully integrated regional solid waste and recycling company while keeping their core values at the forefront of everything they do.

Growing the Company

This team wasted no time in building up the company’s credentials. Within a year of commencing operations, Coastal completed four acquisitions across the Southeast Florida market, including NuWay Recycling in Martin County, Aquarius Recycling and Thoroughbred Waste in Palm Beach County, and Mammoth Recycling in Broward County. The expertise of the collective group has added growth both through acquisitions and organically and the company stands on a strong foundation today.

Our Operation

The company employs over 400 people, operates over 200 trucks, and owns and/or operates ten facilities in the region, including two Miami-based transfer stations, five maintenance and hauling locations, and five material recovery facilities (MRFs). Our customer base includes a mix of residential and municipal collection, industrial collection, commercial collection, and post-collection processing contracts.

Collectively, the team at Coastal is focused on doing the right thing for their employees and customers, always keeping safety, integrity, and customer service in the forefront of all decisions.