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Recycle Those Campaign Signs
Pilot program kicks off for May municipal elections
"...those campaign signs get recycled. Press release from the Solid Waste Services Department after the jump:..."

Feb. 27, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Getting to Zero
Will Austin's green seif-image be realized with its "zero waste" goals?
"...the city has adopted ambitious goals to reduce the waste it generates. In fact, "waste" as a concept is..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

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.
" that gave BFI the lion's share of Austin's waste, the City Council inked a contract last Thursday that..."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

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

Oct. 5, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Talking Trash
A huge garbage dump in northeast Travis County causes a stink with its neighbors.
"...Best. The three women live near mountains of municipal waste deposited in three adjacent landfills, located between U.S. 290..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Cash for Trash?
Privatizing the City's Garbage Pickup
" Willie Rhodes, the even-tempered director of the city-owned Solid Waste Services, spent the days following Todd's pitch putting..."

July 5, 1996 News Feature by Amy Smith

Trashing the Trash Rules
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently adopted the most significant rewrite of the state's garbage rules in a decade
"...onlookers believe were guided by the hand of the waste industry, which was already faring rather well in the..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

City Adds Costs and CO2 to Recycling Program
Our milk jugs, newspapers, and cereal boxes are shipped to Dallas for sorting and selling
"...90-gallon recycling bins increase the volume and types of waste that residents can recycle, the new trucks started making..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: Gas, Water, and Trash
There could be a higher utility bill in your future
" feeling the pinch – including your friends at Solid Waste Services. SWS, the Austin Water Utility, Department of..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Will Sixth Street Recycles come to an unhappy end?
"...the first six weeks of the program, the city's Solid Waste Services Dept. reported that more than seven tons..."

Aug. 24, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Not So Cool
Austin's 2009 Climate Protection Program update confirms progress on energy – but reflects a feeble citywide effort
"...vehicles, which has really gotten with the program) and Solid Waste Services, through single-stream recycling...."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Webberville Conundrum
Austin's plans for an eastern landfill hit a little obstacle – the people who live there
"...hasn't yet certainly decided what. The leading possibilities: a solid-waste facility, an Austin Energy substation, or a wastewater treatment..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...the alliance is also looking to coordinate water and wastewater issues...."

June 28, 1996 News Feature

Get a Hog!!
"...we have a $65 million raid on Water & Wastewater (W&WW) utility rate payers that was conceived in secrecy..."

April 17, 1998 Column

City Chews on Food Scraps
Garbage disposals vs. composting
"...The city of Austin's Resource Recovery Department (née Solid Waste Services) master plan is a massive document. At..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

East Austin Studio De-Tour
Homesteading artists face city code challenges – and raise old fears – in changing neighborhoods
"...Department is relatively new. It split off from the Solid Waste Services Department less than two years ago, after..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Questions for ISWMMP
"...Editor, I have a few questions for the Integrated Solid Waste Management Master Plan planners [“A Plan to Plan..."

July 31, 2009 Postmarks

A Cacophony of Passions
Why the City Council changed the boards and commissions system – and what still needs to be done
"...departmental failings to city management and council. (Witness the Solid Waste Advisory Com­mis­sion's recent call for a management audit..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Descent into Hell
The City Council kicked off its budget talks in earnest last week, with the least grim part of the FY2003 proposed budget -- public safety -- along with aviation, the Convention Center, and Solid Waste Services.
" -- along with aviation, the Convention Center, and Solid Waste Services. There's no budget hearing this week; on..."

Aug. 16, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Zeroing in on Our Throwaway Culture
City committee dreams of a waste-free Austin
"...a monumental shift in how our community deals with waste...."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...same should apply to Texas' pledge. – Jordan Smith Solid Waste Services: Onward and Upward..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Feature

Wasting Away
Could a Trash Giant's Stumbles Hurt Austin?
"...illustration by Doug Potter Waste Management Incorporated is in the midst of what can..."

March 13, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Trash Talk
New rules for state garbage
"...the nation and includes recommendations for strengthening TCEQ's municipal solid waste rules – Chapter 330 of the Texas Administrative..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Muffing the MRF
Who's left to bid on running the city's recycling facility?
"...Greenstar for an extra year, to September 2011 (see "Solid Waste Services," Dec. 4, 2009)...."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Wreckless Recs?
Garza's Affordability Strategy Slides Into Uselessness
"...essayed in the past -- things like outsourcing, cost-shifting, consolidating, and other euphemisms for cutbacks. So despite the advance..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Plans for Webberville Land Cause Big Stink
Austin may use 2,800 acres of undeveloped land owned by Austin Energy for industrial purposes
"...of the following purposes: an electric power plant, a wastewater-treatment plant, or a solid-waste landfill (as part of a..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Single-Stream Recycling
Why is Austin losing money from recycling when Dallas and San Antonio are making money?
"...only reason the city hired Greenstar is that the Solid Waste Services Department, after having been instructed by council..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Trash,' Take Two
Allison Orr takes out the Trash a second – and final – time
"...collaboration between Forklift Danceworks and the city of Austin's Solid Waste Services Department, things got a bit hairy for..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

City Hall Hustle: Play It Again, MRF
There's many a slip between the dais and the big blue bin
"...last year, as part of a conservation-based realignment of Solid Waste Services, the city issued a request for MRF..."

June 25, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Summer Not-so-Blockbusters
During Council hiatus, the work goes on
"...Recycling, actually. The Solid Waste Advisory Commission has been a methane flame of..."

July 17, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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