NSWMA, Dallas Agree in Principle to Settle Waste Flow Case

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 22, 2013

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NSWMA, Dallas Agree in Principle to Settle Waste Flow Case

The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the city of Dallas have agreed in principle to settle their waste flow control dispute.

The parties have a tentative agreement that doesn’t disturb the U.S. District Court’s permanent injunction decision in October blocking the city’s flow control law, according to court records. On March 14 the Washington-based NSWMA sent the city a proposed final agreement that is currently being reviewed by the city. The Northern District of Dallas court agreed to a deadline of April 26 for two sides to complete the settlement.           

Last October the court ruled that the city violated the Contract Clause of the U.S. Constitution as well as Texas state law and the Dallas city charter with the law it passed in September 2011 directing Dallas waste to go to the city’s McCommas Bluff landfill.

In late November the city moved for a new trial, and the court since has twice extended the deadline in the case.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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