San Francisco Examiner/Joshua Sabatini, 9/30/15. "Recology scores a victory in landfill agreement dispute."
| Hay Road landfill|
|Recology, San Francisco|
.... The decision was a blow to Houston-based Waste Management, which operates the Altamont landfill where San Francisco’s refuse is currently trucked. Adding to the political intrigue was the San Francisco Chapter of the Sierra Club, who threw its political might behind the appeal, including sending out 30,000 mailers last week. The mailers were similar to the 40,000 mailed by Waste Management.
.... A previous landfill agreement approved by the board in 2011 for Recology to haul waste by rail to Yuba County was scrapped amid three lawsuits alleging improper bidding and inadequate environmental review. The Hay Road plan was Recology’s backup plan.
.... A pending lawsuit filed by Waste Management alleging improper bidding remains in the courts. A Recology spokesman previously noted Waste Management’s proposal would have cost “an extra $13 million a year.” Last year 373,940 tons of San Francisco’s waste ended up in the landfill. The City has a goal of sending no waste to the landfill after 2020." Read more.
|Space for 5 tons of trash|
Note photographs. Bulldozer at the Recology Hay Road Landfill from the related Daily Republic file, 3/5/15. Broad view of landfill from the Daily Republic 7/10/14 article (no longer in file). Truck by Mike Koozmin (2012 file) from the San Francisco Examiner/Laura Dunnick, 5/21/15, "New site for SF waste will not require environmental impact report."
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