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Waste Wars
City Tries to Seal Best Deal for Trash and Recycling
"...Solid Waste Advisory Commission member Gail Vittori questions the city's decision..."

Dec. 26, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Waste Not
Local groups work to "rescue" food from loss and landfills
"...roughly 40% of food in the U.S. goes to waste. That statistic is an estimate that includes waste throughout..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

A Plan to Plan for a Zero-Waste City
Leadership will determine the success of long-range strategy
"...started the public consultation process on the Integrated Solid Waste Management Master Plan (or ISWMMP for short). At its..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

WilCo, WMI Wrangle Over Waste Deal
"...Lawyers for Williamson County, Waste Man­age­ment of Texas Inc., and citizens groups squared off..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Solid Waste Land
Landfill Full
"...on Giles Road. But concerns about a two-decades-old hazardous waste disposal site at the landfill forced the city to..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

City Hall Hustle: Solid Waste Rocks!
Solid Waste Services goes national with its name campaign
"...talking, of course, about the campaign to rename Solid Waste Services the "Fred Durst Society of the Humanities and..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Where Trailer Waste Goes
"...of properly. If mobile vending units dispose of their waste in the streets or storm drains or other unapproved..."

May 17, 2010 Postmarks

Can Austin Waste Not?
City vows to cut landfill-bound garbage to zero
"...this idea, with its recently declared goals of reducing waste by 20% in four years, and achieving "zero waste"..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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.
"...City staff, the citizen's Solid Waste Advis­ory Commission, and the city manager's office are potentially..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Zero Waste = No New Landfills
"...Editor, On Tuesday I attended a presentation held by zero-waste consultants hired by the city of Austin. On Thursday,..."

Feb. 16, 2008 Postmarks

This Week's Waste of Time
There's time to be wasted playing Independent Games Festival entries
"...Meum-Trail: This cute time management game tasks you with keeping little blobs (Meums) alive..."

Nov. 18, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Trash Dance
The process used by Austin choreographer Allison Orr to create this dance piece for garbage trucks and sanitation workers is revealed in this fascinating documentary record.
"...first had to convince the pertinent city of Austin management to allow her to join garbage collectors in ride-alongs..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Council Tries to Keep City's Trash Out of Hated Landfill
Waste not, what now?
"...A city of Austin contract with Waste Management, Inc. to collect waste from city facilities and..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

New SWS Director Announced
California Resource Recovery Association boss Robert Gedert to run recycling
"...Director Robert Gedert will take the reins at Solid Waste Services, starting Feb. 1, 2010...."

Dec. 8, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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.
"...deal 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

A Banana Peel, a Diaper, and a Plastic Bag Walk Into Austin's Composting Program
How can a whole city compost, is it working, and can we reach zero waste by 2040?
"...until around 3:30pm. This year, curbside collection of organic waste for composting expands to the entire city of Austin,..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Climbing Mount Compost
Austin's next big zero-waste project is feeding nature's recycling program
"...his feet, 10,000 cubic yards of what was once waste are being transformed into a substance that can restore..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

A Concrete Solution
Should developers have to recycle?
"...Resource Recovery staff estimate that construction and demolition (C&D) waste constitutes 20-30% of the materials going to landfills, roughly..."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

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

TDH: 9/20/11
A resourceful new name for Solid Waste Services
"...selected by the city to replace Austin's antiquated Solid Waste Services. But wait, you ask, weren't there some other..."

Sept. 20, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...the deal -- Texas Disposal Systems Landfill Inc. and Waste Management Inc. -- are embroiled in a nasty legal..."

Nov. 7, 1997 News Feature

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 a..."

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

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

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

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Will Shill for Nukes
At UT and elsewhere, academic scientists are only too happy to lend their names and reputations to the nuclear power industry
"...of nuclear engineering at UT. Headlined "Funds for nuclear waste storage should be used for just that," the column..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by William M. Adler

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

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Local Landfill Got Trashed by Garbage Giant, Jury Rules
Texas Disposal Systems wins its long-running defamation suit against Waste Management Inc. -- but isn't awarded damages.
"...last week a jury ruled that multinational trash titan Waste Management Inc. had defamed its locally owned competitor, Texas..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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

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