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Council Blindsided on Landfill Deal
Council questions whether legal department acted appropriately in giving BFI the thumbs up on landfill expansion
"...powers in reversing the city's opposition to expanding the BFI landfill...."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...• BFI Waste Systems, which operates the Sunset Farms landfill in..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Commissioners Court on Tuesday narrowly approved a deal with BFI Waste Systems of North America Inc., but delayed action..."

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
In a reversal of the city's previous plan, the City Council has decided to send two-thirds of Austin's waste to Texas Disposal Systems and one-third to BFI.
"...the city agreed to a short-term deal that gave BFI the lion's share of Austin's waste, the City Council..."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
"...on Christian love and compassion. Houston-based Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) wanted to expand its Tessman Road landfill in Bexar..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Natural Born Leader
Mayor Hits the Ground Running His First 100 Days
"...council's way through the murky mid-July waters of the BFI zoning rollback. Although the BFI debate had been brewing..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

At Your Service? Austin's Private Landfills
"...out this summer to Waste Management Inc., Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), and Texas Disposal Systems, the owners of the three..."

July 5, 1996 News Feature

Can Austin Waste Not?
City vows to cut landfill-bound garbage to zero
" a dump feud over the proposed expansion of BFI Waste Systems Inc.'s Sunset Farms Landfill in Northeast Austin...."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Commissioners Court Gets Trashy
Commissioner Davis fights further landfill expansion in eastern Travis County
"...Residents have vehemently opposed protracted expansion negotiations between BFI and the county (See "Neighbors Say No to Mt...."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...27, theoretically closing the book on a dispute between BFI and the North Austin Civic Association; the document outlines..."

March 7, 2003 News Feature

Landfills Growing Up
"...a 55-year expansion permit awarded by TNRCC to a BFI-owned landfill in southeast Bexar County. A judge vacated the..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
The City Council adopts a legislative agenda focused on protecting the city’s right to govern itself.
"...they'll vote on a proposed settlement with Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI to you and me) that would pay the trash..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...materials, a job currently handled by a third company, BFI, which also competed for the contract...."

Nov. 7, 1997 News Feature

Cash for Trash?
Privatizing the City's Garbage Pickup
" In fact, Waste Management Inc., and Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) are still chapped about an incident three years ago..."

July 5, 1996 News Feature by Amy Smith

Austin’s Least-Loved Landfill May Be Poised to Grow Again
The other ACL: The Austin Community Landfill
"...other, now-closed landfills – Sunset Farms, recently purchased from BFI by Republic Services, and the landfill operated by Travis..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Luv Doc: More Than Just Friends
Life is not a Merchant Ivory Production
"...Here's how you find out if she would like..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Austin Film Society Announces 2016 Grants
Program gives much-needed funds to Texas filmmakers
" to send them across the shore to the BFI London Film Festival for their award-winning doc "The Send-Off."..."

Aug. 29, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Council: Of Public Power and Inside Chess
Council takes up the MACC, TXI, etc.
"...1,584 acres (currently in the ETJ) and the would-be BFI transfer station tract (aka the Wells Fargo Tract) at..."

Oct. 12, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

"...Environmental Quality on Wednesday approved expansion plans for the BFI landfill in northeast Austin, over the objections of nearby..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature

Top 10 Environmental Stories
"...signed an agreement in Novem­ber supporting an expansion to BFI Waste Sys­tems' Northeast Austin landfill, contrary to a 2007..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Politics Gift Guide
News staff suggestions for the wonks and smartasses on your list
"...or neighbor outraged by the city staff deal allowing BFI Waste Systems to expand the Sunset Farms Landfill. Comes..."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
"...landfill at Sunset Farm. Neighbors – who have said BFI's landfill has been nothing but problems – are still..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature

Trashing the Trash Rules
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently adopted the most significant rewrite of the state's garbage rules in a decade
"...of two old and problematic landfills run nearby by BFI and Waste Management of Texas – both of which..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...plans to expand the site upward by 75 feet. BFI has put a contractual agreement before the Travis Co...."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...county will oppose any expansion by WMI and put BFI under a performance-based contract. The two landfills are expected..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Enviros and neighbors say the state's latest landfill rulings don't go far enough.
" northeast Travis Co. (A neighboring landfill owned by BFI also incurred violations, but hasn't yet been assessed penalties.)..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Songs for Blaze, a Friend of Ours: BFI Volume 4
Texas Platters
"...Songs for Blaze, A Friend of Ours: BFI Volume 4 (Deep South) As the liner notes to..."

May 23, 2003 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Naked City
When Smells Become Odors
"...opportunity to complain about landfills. That no WMI or BFI reps bothered to show likely means they doubt the..."

May 9, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Looking for Mr. Goodbill
A look at what's been filed for the 77th session at the Texas Legislature
"...Democratic Rep. Ruth McClendon, who came away from a BFI-landfill fight in her district so battered (of course BFI..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Blaze Foley Inside: BFI Three (Deep South)
Texas Platters
"...Blaze Foley Inside: BFI Three(Deep South) We're up to the third volume in..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Music Review by Lee Nichols

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