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Tag Archives: Texas Disposal Systems (TDS)

Monday, May 7, 2018 by Jack Craver

Garbage companies fight over landfill standards

Over the past two years, City Council has faced challenges in deciding who to pay to haul and dispose of the large amount of trash generated by city facilities.One of the big local trash players, Texas Disposal Systems, has claimed…

Friday, October 20, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council continues to wait on new lobbying rules

On Thursday, Council Member Leslie Pool, who has been leading efforts to make changes to the city’s Anti-Lobbying Ordinance, told her colleagues that stakeholders are close to reaching an agreement over new rules.“We’re achieving really good progress,” she said.City Council…

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Jack Craver

Texas Disposal Systems unhappy with proposed new lobbying rules

City Council is scheduled to take up a recommendation from city staff at its meeting on Thursday that will make changes to the longtime Anti-Lobbying Ordinance in response to problems the city has encountered with its waste contracts.The main problem…

Friday, June 23, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council approves composting contract despite Texas Disposal Systems objections

City Council approved a contract Thursday to dramatically expand the city’s curbside organics collection and composting program.The new contract builds upon the pilot program that has been in place for nearly four years. Under that program, Organics By Gosh, a…

Friday, April 7, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs waiver of anti-lobbying ordinance

City Council on Thursday approved a temporary waiver of the city’s anti-lobbying ordinance for companies and individuals who wish to talk to the Council working group on solid waste issues.The vote was 7-1-1, with Council Member Ellen Troxclair voting no,…

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

New city contract: ‘death knell’ for private dumpster services?

Bob Gregory, CEO of Texas Disposal Systems, and his son Adam Gregory sounded the alarm at Monday’s Electric Utility Commission meeting concerning the pending authorization of a 36-month city contract with Republic Services, or another qualified bidder, to provide dumpster…

Friday, December 11, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council rejects Austin Energy waste contract

Responding to environmental concerns, City Council on Thursday unanimously rejected staff’s recommendation that the city extend a contract with Republic Services to dispose of nonhazardous industrial waste generated by Austin Energy. Mayor Steve Adler was out of the city at…

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Jo Clifton

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…

Friday, December 5, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Adler maintains lead in new Austin Monitor poll

According to a poll conducted this week among 942 likely Austin voters, mayoral candidate and attorney Steve Adler maintains a commanding lead over his runoff opponent, City Council Member Mike Martinez. When asked who they would be likely to vote…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Ethics panel wants last word on complaint inquiries

Austin’s Ethics Review Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend City Council ensure the commission has the last word in ethical complaints against the mayor, members of City Council and all of its appointees, city executives, and assistant city attorneys.“The…

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Former commissioner seeks to change city policies in ethics cases

Former Zero Waste Advisory Commissioner Daniela Ochoa Gonzalez, who resigned after accusations of conflict-of-interest violations, is asking the city to reconsider how it does business.Her situation could change how the city deals with ethics complaints against people who serve on…

Monday, March 24, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Judge reverses ruling against TDS over city anti-lobbying ordinance

A ruling against the City of Austin in a case stemming from the application of its Anti-Lobbying Ordinance could have broad implications for the way the city’s Purchasing Department enforces its no-contact provisions.   On Thursday, Federal District Judge Lee…

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