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The Daily Hustle: 9/14/10
Council makes amends, amendments
" to eco-programs. Amend the proposed budget of the Solid Waste Services Department by:..."

Sept. 14, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Former Fleet Services Manager Says Scrap Tires Only a Symptom
Fired whistle-blower says management has ignored serious problems for years
"...a manager over two Fleet service centers that handle solid waste vehicles. Kirkland said that one of his shops..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Former Fleet Services Manager Says Scrap Tires Only a Symptom
Fired whistleblower says city has ignored serious problems for years
"...a manager over two Fleet service centers that handle solid waste vehicles. Kirkland said that one of his shops..."

Aug. 4, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

"...out of the agreement city legal signed with BFI Waste Systems not to oppose their landfill expansion; see "Council..."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: All Kinds of Trash
Don't ask, don't tell ... the council or anybody else about the landfill deal
"...why a Halloween agreement signed between landfill operators BFI Waste Systems, property owner Giles Hold­ings, and the city came..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Increase in Trash Fees Is Unacceptable
"...rates. Customers should be incentivized to recycle more and waste less by reducing the cost of the 30-gallon carts..."

July 25, 2008 Postmarks

'Much Ado About Nothing!'
"...whole debate over shelter location has been a total waste of time and money and diverted attention away from..."

Oct. 18, 2007 Postmarks

Naked City
"...previous plants, a lack of safe disposal for radioactive waste, and the disastrous fallout potential in the event of..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...appointee to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Municipal Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Advisory Council, which advises the..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
"...Commissioners Court is expected to act on a proposed solid waste siting ordinance intended to address landfill expansion and..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Public Notice
This week, PN gears up for some serious turkey stuffage, reminds you to "Buy Nothing" on the day after Thanksgiving, tells all about the City's official holiday closings, vindicates 101X morning DJ Jenn Garrison, and wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
"...and utility offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Solid Waste Services will be closed on Turkey Day, so..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Naked City
Mercury emissions from power plants continue to rise in Texas, according to a new report.
"...from coal-burning power plants as airborne particles or as solid waste this year. Texas ranks second in emissions directly..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Feature by Dan Oko

Can't Tell The Players Without A Scorecard

March 5, 1999 News Feature

Think Locally, Act Regionally
Regional Government's All the Rage - Are We Ready?
"...planning, including running the public-transit system. There's the recent consolidation of Toronto and its suburban townships into a "megacity,"..."

Feb. 20, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Year in Politics
The Top Ten Political Stories of 1997
"...instead to negotiate a new 30-year recycling contract with Waste Management, Inc...."

Jan. 9, 1998 News Feature

Justice Denied
"...would have set up a state-wide process to prevent solid waste facilities from continually locating in low income, minority..."

June 6, 1997 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...will be a garbage company's treasure some day. Assistant Solid Waste Director Joe Word is on a scavenger hunt..."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

It Pays to Recycle
"...According to Joe Word, of the city's Solid Waste Services, the increased revenue from the recycling program..."

Sept. 1, 1995 News Feature

Embracing Code Compliance
New director Carl Smart discusses his goals for a more user-friendly department
"...can talk about Austin Water and Austin Energy and Solid Waste – I mean Austin Resource Recovery – you..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 2/9/11
City Council work sessions start
"'s hoping these public work sessions will be some solid good to emerge outta this mess...."

Feb. 9, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Two Years Gone – How Many Left to Save the Planet?
This Earth Day, urgent evidence of global warming should kick the Austin Climate Protection Plan into higher gear
"...McCrack­en – the leading mayoral candidates – recently expressed solid commitment to continuing and strengthening Austin's Climate Protection Program...."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
"...mayor, the reporting for this article turned up much solid progress to celebrate. (See "Austin Cli­mate Protection Plan") Many..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

A Glossary of Cool
A quick definition of terms used in describing the Austin Climate Protection Plan.
"...Biomass energy: derived by burning solid bio-matter such as wood, corn, dried manure, the biogenic..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Eve of Destruction?
The City plans for a big New Year's Eve party downtown while East Sixth Street merchants complain of threat of competition
"...communication and cooperation between Austin's police, emergency, fire, transportation, solid waste disposal, and energy leaders, not one city official,..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

Warren Responds
"...advocacy groups insisted on, but it was fundamentally a solid effort to address the issue of allocating health care..."

Aug. 21, 1998 Column

Slow Gains for the Environment at the Capitol
Lawmakers won't look forward, but will repair the damage done
"...parks and wildlife, and for Railroad Commis­sion inspection of solid waste sites and wellheads...."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Say Goodbye to the Plastic Bag Ban
Texas Supreme Court rules city ordinances can't override state law
"...operation. Justices ruled unanimously that a state law (1993’s Solid Waste Disposal Act) prohibiting municipalities from restricting the use..."

June 22, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

State Supremes Consider Bag Ban
Laredo law banning single-use bags goes to court
"...a state law pre-empting such local ordinances passed for "solid-waste purposes." Laredo is arguing that its ordinance is intended..."

Jan. 12, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Hello, Columbus!
Meet the would-be city managers … and an Ohio soccer team … ?
"...they set aside (temporarily and partially) the regs governing solid waste (etc.) collection and disposal because they’ve been trying..."

Nov. 13, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Council: Everything Is in the Open
"...changes to the Anti-Lobbying Ord­inance as it relates to solid waste contracts. The Ethics Review Com­mis­sion recommended changes on..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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