Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 30, 2012

1 Min Read
Recology Halts Waste-by-Rail Contract with San Francisco

Recology Inc. has terminated its contract with San Francisco to ship waste by rail to Yuba County, Calif.

San Francisco-based Recology said in a news release the termination of the Green Rail landfill contract with the city will allow San Francisco to participate in a broad environmental review of the project. Recology also expects that terminating the contract will end litigation “by an unsuccessful bidder and others that threatened to interfere with the Yuba County review.” Yuba County is north of Sacramento.

The waste-by-rail project remains San Francisco’s preferred proposal for the disposal of its municipal solid waste (MSW) once it exhausts its current capacity, Recology said.

“Recology, San Francisco’s longstanding partner, is working with the city to provide the needed time and discretion to fully participate in the CEQA [California Environmental Quality Act] process,” says Recology spokesman Adam Alberti. “Recology looks forward to moving ahead with a new landfill agreement after the project has been fully vetted and, as we expect, environmentally cleared.”



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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