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Ecology Action: Recycled by Zoning?
Neighboring 'cop shop' garage dissatisfied with EA's upkeep
"...has suddenly landed in the sights of the city's Solid Waste Services Zoning Enforcement division. The complaints that initiated..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature

City in Court Against SoCo Cafe
City files charges against South Congress Cafe owners for unpermitted construction of fence, deck, and outdoor bar
"...Star Inc., by the Zoning Enforcement Division of the Solid Waste Services Department, after building inspectors from the city's..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Breaking news from Austin and beyond.
"...Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Last week, the city's Solid Waste Advisory Commission advised against awarding the contract. According..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Watch
City Council hears neighbors' complaints about noise from the new Austin Bergstrom International Airport; and the city's solid waste services is headed for automated changes.
"...the microphone. Instead, we had to make do with Solid Waste Services Director Willie Rhodes, who nonetheless gave a..."

Sept. 17, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...the office. To Willie Rhodes, the director of the Solid Waste Services Department, the proposed ordinance wouldn't be all..."

Aug. 16, 1996 News Feature

ECSD Plays Musical Chairs, but the Music Never Stops
Environmental Shuffle
"...its environmental tasks, so it combined three departments -- solid waste services, resource management, and the environmental department --..."

Dec. 15, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Return to a Better Tomorrow
"...a mixed bag, with the first half being a solid action thriller along the lines of Ringo Lam's Full..."

Oct. 7, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Then There's This: In the Bag
The question you won't hear in Austin anymore: 'paper or plastic?'
"...code, which prohibits municipalities from restricting the bags "for solid waste management purposes." The lawsuit cites the ordinance's express..."

March 1, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Attempting to Comply
With a new name and a new boss, Code Compliance tries to become more 'people-friendly'
"...was in 2001, when the city decided to let Solid Waste Services (which just changed its name, along with..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 6/11/10
I don't need no cure … sweet Council hangover
"...of a contract with only the staff-selected frontrunner, Allied Waste, which sent council off the dais for a special-called..."

June 11, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Announces Composting Program
New rebates to encourage composting
"...announced two programs this week in line with its zero-waste goals: the eco-awareness campaign One Green Step and the..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 4/20/10
Richard Garriott. 4/20. Coincidence?
"...announcement of two programs in line with the city's zero-waste goals: eco awareness campaign One Green Step, and the..."

April 20, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Cast Away
Pure Castings, Zavala Elementary, pollution, jobs ... and the neighborhood
"...Part of the discussion around developing a 50-year Integrated Solid Waste Man­age­ment Master Plan (see "A Plan to Plan..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...flatly rejects expansions at either the BFI or the Waste Management Inc. site next door, said the disproportionately large..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

North Central Blues
APD's new North Central Area Command force is bringing community policing to blighted north central neighborhoods
"...for other, public issues (like malfunctioning streetlights or hazardous waste disposal), or even to call the police for help...."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Trash of the Titans Offends Neighbors, City Board
Neighbors rack up more complaints about Northeast landfills -- and the city Environmental Board joins the fray.
"...Last spring, neighbors complained to the landfill owners -- Waste Management Inc. and Browning-Ferris Industries -- about the gulls,..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Council Watch
"...of the day may well center on the city's solid waste contract. The city staff has recommended awarding a..."

Feb. 26, 1999 News Column

The New Council Weighs In
Expect a mix of opinions from the new council on the proposed landfill in Webberville
"...It seems certain that at some point, the proposed waste facility/electrical substation/water treatment plant at the Webberville tract will..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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 Landfill..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...favor of producer take-back recycling for computer and electronic waste last week, becoming the first Texas city to formally..."

June 23, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Road, Ste 200, Austin 78758. - R.B. What a Waste..."

Aug. 7, 1998 News Feature

What Future for Flying Plastic Bags?
Supreme Court ponders single-use bag bans
"...that the ordinance effectively regulated "containers or packages" for "solid-waste purposes," and therefore violated a provision of a 1996..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Top 10 City Council Stories
Dais and months
"...a name change (Austin Resource Recovery), adoption of a zero-waste master plan, and head-scratchingly protracted recycling contract negotiations with..."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 4/14/10
Gotta get over the hump
" Treasure – Economic Development & Green Industry,” from Solid Waste Services...."

April 14, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Top 9 City Council Stories
"...6) CONSERVATION CONUNDRUMS Former Solid Waste Services head Willie Rhodes – considered out of..."

Jan. 1, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: It Ain't Xmas Yet
Council closing in on a raft of unfinished business
" unwrapped its new hire to head the evolving Solid Waste Services department: Robert Gedert. He comes to Austin..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The B&C List
" Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin boat dock variances Solid Waste Advisory Commission..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature

The Dirt on Composting
"...way we commonly dispose of much of our organic waste – by bagging it in plastic and burying it..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...time to present a recommendation on the expansion of Waste Management Inc.'s landfill in northeast Travis Co. A solid-waste..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Nickels and dimes add up to $1.8 million for a cash-strapped city budget
"...than $200 million in additional projects to keep the water-and-wastewater rate increases acceptable to the public.) Under the proposal,..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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