The City estimates it could save $1 million by passing the costs of landscape waste pickup to users. Under the proposal that heads to the Council next Tuesday night, landscape waste pickup the first two weeks of March and the month of November would still be “free.” But the rest of the year, those [...]
On the council’s agenda for next Tuesday, October 13, is a recommendation from the Public Works Department to accept Peoria Disposal Company’s (PDC) bid of $5 million annually to collect solid waste, lawn waste, and recycling for the next five years. I did some analysis of the plan last month, but now I’d like [...]
On July 28 the city agreed to send out requests for proposals (RFPs) for a new garbage hauling contract (the current one expires at the end of the year). Only two companies submitted bids: Waste Management (the current hauler) and Peoria Disposal Company (PDC). According to a report released today from the Public Works [...]
From the Journal Star’s breaking news feed:
With no discussion, the Illinois Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 today to reject an appeal filed by Peoria Disposal Co.
Congratulations to the County Board and all the activists who worked to oppose this landfill expansion. Here’s a press release from Peoria Families Against Toxic Waste: Continue reading Peoria County Board vindicated in PDC expansion denial
Local resident Judy Stalling has been a vocal opponent of Peoria Disposal Company’s (PDC) application to increase the size of their hazardous waste landfill. This morning, she sent this message which found its way to area neighborhood associations:
Re: PDC’s Hazardous Landfill Negotiations
Staff from the Peoria County Board has been negotiating secretly with [...]
From a press release I received today:
Peoria Families Against Toxic Waste (309) 339-9733 www.notoxicwaste.org
January 22, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Please announce the following:
PEORIA DISPOSAL COMPANY HOLDING PUBLIC MEETING ON EXPANDING LANDFILL WITHOUT COUNTY APPROVAL — FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 9AM!
PEORIA FAMILIES AGAINST TOXIC WASTE AND HEART OF ILLINOIS [...]
I see Peoria Disposal Company has sent subpoenas to opponents of their landfill expansion plans. That’s nice. I wonder if I’ll get one, since I, too, opposed the expansion. I wonder if all the letter-writers to the Journal Star’s forum who opposed the expansion will also have to testify.
It’s a shame that PDC, [...]
Yesterday I got my property tax bill.
Looking it over, I see that over half my taxes go to Peoria Public School District 150. They’re going to have another forum on the future plans for Glen Oak and White schools, this time just for parents of kids who attend those schools. Superintendent Ken Hinton [...]
Not too long ago, I was doing some research on the Richwoods Township annexation back in 1964. During the time leading up to the referendum, there was a lot of heated rhetoric, and when the vote came around, the citizens were split almost right down the middle. The annexation passed by a mere 336 [...]
Last night, the Peoria County Board voted 12-6 to deny Peoria Disposal Company’s (PDC) hazardous waste landfill expansion application.Â Opponents cheered, proponents were disappointed (if not a little bitter), PDC is planning to appeal to the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
But I think regardless of how the appeals come out, it’s time we all [...]