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Eastsiders Decry BFI
Residents Say Recycling Plants Constitute Enviro-racism
"...proposal to roll back the zoning of the nearby BFI Recycling plant at 4712 Bolm Road from "LI" --..."

May 30, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Dumped by County, BFI Takes Landfill Plan to TCEQ
County rejects BFI deal but isn't willing to fight landfill proposal at state level
" the breeze, the issue of whether to allow BFI/Allied Waste Industries Inc. to vertically expand its Sunset Farms..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

BFI Waste Flows Downhill
New flow numbers on BFI site may help opposition
" powerless to stop the proposed expansion of the BFI landfill in Northeast Travis County. But council may have..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

BFI Landfill Is for the (Dead) Birds
A homeowner near a BFI landfill thought the scourge of vultures was bad enough – then they turned up dead
"...Travis County landowner Evan Wil­liams, "it" is the controversial BFI landfill next to his property, and "they" are the..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

BFI Dustup: 'Council Has Done Nothing Helpful'
Landfill controversy becomes mired in confusion
"...Commission for Environmental Quality opens hearings on the proposed BFI landfill expansion in Northeast Austin. Yet, Austin City Council..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Page Two – BFI: Blaze Foley Inside
11 verses in search of a song
"...was basically bedecked in it, pointing out that the BFI stenciled on dumpsters meant "Blaze Foley Inside" (which was..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
BFI Fails the Smell Test
"...night's community showdown between Browning-Ferris Industries and neighbors of BFI's Sunset Farms landfill, it seemed appropriate that the air..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Then There's This: Sunset Landfill Rises Again?
City seeks to annex property after waste company buys it
"...proceedings on a nearby tract that the landfill's operators, BFI Allied Waste Ser­vices (owned by Republic Services) recently acquired..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Waste Wars
City Tries to Seal Best Deal for Trash and Recycling
"...with its recycling contract. For years, neighbors of the BFI recycling facility on Bolm Road in East Austin have..."

Dec. 26, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Talking Trash
A huge garbage dump in northeast Travis County causes a stink with its neighbors.
"...290-acre Austin Community Landfill, and Allied Wastes/ Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI for short), owner of 352-acre Sunset Farms. About one-third..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Keeping Industry Out
illustration by Doug Potter
" favor of the proposed zoning change of the BFI recycling plant at 4712 Bolm Road from LI, limited..."

July 18, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Naked City
Over neighbors' objections, BFI plans to relocate its recycling center to a site adjacent to the Kensington Park Community.
"...Has BFI recycled itself into another corner? It certainly looks that..."

Sept. 15, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Sunset Farms landfill operator requests 75-foot vertical expansion
"...the unpopular trash dump to close, but representatives of BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc., the company that..."

July 15, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Trash of the Titans Offends Neighbors, City Board
Neighbors rack up more complaints about Northeast landfills -- and the city Environmental Board joins the fray.
"...addition to WMI's birds, she's shot berm erosion at BFI, as well as black smoke coming from BFI's methane..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...petition against KVET was in the works. -- A.S. BFI Makes Offer..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature

Off the Desk:
" giving the city of Austin, Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) and residents who live near BFI's recycling center at..."

Aug. 9, 1996 News Feature

The Year in Politics
The Top Ten Political Stories of 1997
"...9) BFI was a BFD. For all of its trendiness, recycling..."

Jan. 9, 1998 News Feature

Recycled Arguments
"...Industries and the North Austin Civic Association to discuss BFI's new recycling facility on Metric Boulevard, which opened in..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...BFI may be the #2 solid waste giant in the..."

Nov. 28, 1997 News Feature

Smell of Victory Eludes Northeast Landfill Neighbors
Northeast Travis County residents decry slow pace of enforcement, regulation of their neighbor landfills
"...WMI's outreach includes staying in touch with its neighbor BFI. After last winter's onslaught of odor complaints, in April..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Solid Waste Land
Landfill Full
"...of capacity remaining in their landfill. That disqualified the BFI landfill, which has less than 10 years' worth of..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Solid Waste: Who's Driving the Train?
City staff's landfill-expansion decision has violated – at least in the spirit – a resolution passed by council. Now everybody wants to know why.
" department not to oppose a permit application by BFI Waste Systems. The application, currently before the Texas Commission..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...response to residents' concerns over late revisions made by BFI to the contract last Friday. During the heated proceedings,..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Candidates line up to run for Rep. Sherri Greenberg's seat; Austin police disagree with Chief Stan Knee's defense of officer who entered Matthew McConaughey's home; LGRL's Dianne Hardy-Garcia is off to Washington to organize a big march, BFI has received its valuation in the city's condemnation process.
"...The city's condemnation of the BFI recycling facility in East Austin has reached its valuation..."

Nov. 12, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Bye-Bye BFI?..."

May 21, 1999 News Feature

Naked City
"...flies away from you." – Commissioner Ron Davis on BFI's inability to find a site to replace its northeast..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
" opponents of a proposed 75-foot expansion to the BFI landfill in Northeast Austin piled into the chambers for..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...court members see it as a way to get BFI out of the neighborhood permanently. Under the agreement, BFI..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...BFI Recyclery's contract with the city ends Jan. 31, but..."

Jan. 8, 1999 News Feature

Landfill Will Top Mount Bonnell in Height
TCEQ OKs landfill's march toward Austin's highest point
"...Republic Services Inc., the current owners of the landfill (BFI was one of its previous owners), to expand its..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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