The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority recently authorized the sale of $235 million in unlimited tax refunding bonds and approved the 2010 operating budget. The commission also approved awarding a contract to Houston-based Republic Services/BFI Waste Systems to provide trash disposal and recycling services for the Turning Basin, Barbours Cut and Woodhouse terminals and the Fireboat barracks for a two-year term for $2.2 million.