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Ban on New Waste and Recycling Facilities Heads to Pomona, Calif., City Council

This action follows three years of complaints from residents about smells, dust, traffic, rodents, wear and tear on city streets and fire danger.

A proposal to ban new waste and recycling facilities is heading to the Pomona, Calif., City Council on June 5. This action follows three years of complaints from residents about smells, dust, traffic, rodents, wear and tear on city streets and fire danger.  

According to Nora Garcia of Clean and Green Pomona, the ban would benefit residents who live near industrial zones, who “without the ban, … will be left unprotected.”

While residents and local advocates are pushing for the ban, local waste and recycling companies are worried that the proposed zoning changes and ban will negatively affect their facilities.

Daily Bulletin has more information:

After the industry attracted a lot of controversy among its neighbors, a proposal to ban new waste and recycling facilities is heading to the Pomona City Council.

The city Planning Commission voted last week to recommend the ban, along with proposed regulations on expanding existing businesses. The proposal passed 5-0-2 with commissioners Carolyn Hemming, the commission’s chairwoman, and Ismael Arias abstaining.

The council is expected to take up the matter June 5, Mark Lazzaretto, the city’s development services director, said Thursday.

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