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Austin Energy Waste Contract Extension In Doubt

City Council members Ora Houston and Don Zimmerman voiced their objections at Tuesday’s work session to a 12-month extension of the contract between the city and Republic Services Inc. for hauling industrial waste from Austin Energy to the Waste Management Inc. landfill in Northeast Austin.

Austin Energy needs a hauler for its Class 2 nonhazardous waste, which includes soil contaminated with transformer oil, asbestos and creosote-coated wooden utility poles. Time is a factor because the original contract with Republic Services will expire on Friday. Council postponed the item last month to this week’s agenda.

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