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A Load of 'Special Waste'
Activists slam TCEQ reclassification of toxic TV tubes
"...reclassify material at a Texas Disposal Systems landfill from "hazardous" to the less serious "special waste." The waste is..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature

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

March 5, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

At Your Solid Waste Service
"...a broader range of paper and plastic. Brush and Yard-Waste Collection..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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

Hazardous Hoofers
Jaywalking is No Mean Feet
"...sees a flurry of bureaucrats and politicos making the hazardous run across Second Street, and those who've been ticketed..."

June 12, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Body Snatchers
"...father is assigned to oversee the cleanup of a hazardous waste dump. Marti resents her stepmother and is bored..."

Jan. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
Members of Texas Campaign for the Environment joined local community groups in denouncing Gov. Perry's decision to sign a bill that will eliminate statewide, mandatory public meetings for hazardous waste sites, landfills, sludge dumps, and other trash facilities.
"...regular session to eliminate statewide, mandatory public meetings for hazardous waste sites, landfills, sludge dumps, and other trash facilities...."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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

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

The Daily Hustle: 1/24/11
Riley kick-off, endorsements, elections and so much trash
"...season, rumblings of a 2012 election, fun with Solid Waste and more...."

Jan. 24, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Austin’s Least-Loved Landfill May Be Poised to Grow Again
The other ACL: The Austin Community Landfill
"...only recently learned of the significant amount of industrial waste that was buried at the site in the 1970s,..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

TCEQ: Get the Lead Out
Local landfill operator Bob Gregory wins a round in the TV-tubes case
"...landfill operator trying to get what he claims is hazardous waste removed from his dump winning at least a..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Lead-Laced Garbage Case Back in Court
Texas Disposal Systems owner still fighting to get hazardous waste out of his landfill
"...emergency crews that once broken, the cargo was considered hazardous waste due to its high lead content. TDS' landfill..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Come and Get Your Lead!
TCEQ turns up the heat in the toxic-TV-tube saga
"...remove 99 roll-off bins containing hundreds of tons of waste – some of it lead-contaminated – from the Texas..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...EPA to revoke the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's hazardous-waste regulation authority, claiming the commission's failure to act in..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Feature

What Goes Where?
Recycling do's and don'ts
"...milk cartons, phone books, PVC pipes, sandwich baggies Household Hazardous Waste Facility..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...preventing Penske from following TCEQ orders to remove lead-laced waste from the TDS landfill, a removal that TDS itself..."

Nov. 12, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Protection Agency to halt the cleanup of a toxic waste dump at Austin Community Landfill, a site on Giles..."

May 29, 1998 News Feature

Making Reuse Mainstream
Austin needs a combo of government leadership, corporate responsibility, and individual commitment to meet reuse benchmarks
"...the city's upgraded Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center. Still, zero-waste advocates say reuse is often overlooked in favor of..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

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

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

Naked City
"...would delete requirements to hold public meetings when new hazardous waste sites and landfills are being permitted by the..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...and the other calling for a ban on incinerating hazardous waste in cement kilns in Texas. Sparks are expected..."

Nov. 10, 1995 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" the state and county should be compensated if Waste Control Specialists LLC gets all the state permits it..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

On the Lege
Byrd Bill Stalls ... Again
"'s largest trash company to deal with the toxic waste site at its Giles Road landfill. Toward that end,..."

May 14, 1999 News Column

Killer Green Information Environmental BBSs
BBS Basics
"...all the legislation being created regarding packaging and environmental waste issues." File areas include physics, chemistry, and biology...."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Austin's Sustainable Secret
Student-founded Green Is the New Black makes renewable energy at Huston-Tillotson
"...recycling efforts, which included an 80% reduction in municipal waste on campus. "People think that African-Americans don't care about..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Wasn't It FABulous?
Economic and environmental consequences of high tech plant closings are potentially grim.
"...only recently arrived at its verdict. (Ron Buys, a hazardous materials engineer in the city fire marshal's office, says..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

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