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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Landfill expansion is a bad idea

John Bessa writes that there are consequences in allowing the John Smith Road Landfill expansion.

A truck heads into the John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

Public can still comment on draft environmental report for proposed landfill expansion

Deadline to submit comments is March 23.

A truck heads into the John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

SBC RMA to host two virtual meetings on John Smith Road Landfill expansion project

The proposed project includes a 388.05-acre expansion of the existing 95.16-acre landfill located approximately two miles outside of Hollister.

A truck heads into the John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

County takes steps to monitor landfill capacity

Law requires the facility to keep 15 years of space available for in-county use.

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OPINION: Landfill Contract Already Crushing County Road Budget

Mitigating countywide road damage from transporting out-of-county waste to the John Smith Road Landfill is estimated to cost $30 million that's not in the budget.