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.

It is estimated it will take nearly $350,000 to repair a half-mile stretch of John Smith Road. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Supervisors aim to expedite improvements for John Smith Road

Board plans April vote to consider spending $350,000 on resurfacing a half-mile strip of road.

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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.


Government / Politics

County approves additional $135K for study on damage to roads from garbage trucks

Consultant will study the cost of damage to roads by out-of-area garbage trucks bringing waste to the local landfill

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Business / Economy

Landfill worker struck and killed while directing traffic

Hollister resident was run over by a semi-truck hauling refuge, according to the CHP

Imports skyrocketed, county revenue remained flat

Government / Politics

OPINION: County diverted millions in rate-payer funds to the General Fund

San Benito County diverted $4.8 million and failed to mitigate adverse impacts from importing hundreds of thousands of tons of out-of-county waste

Public graphic shows proposed location of RRP.

Business / Economy

County in talks with company for resource recovery park

Local government and Waste to Energy LLC have initiated negotiations that could allow firm to operate the San Benito County Resource Recovery Park Project.

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Government / Politics

Talking Trash at the Supes’ Meeting

Presentation will help explain plans for the John Smith Landfill

John Smith Road with landfill to left and proposed resource site to the right of road.

Know Your Dump

In addition to serving local communities, John Smith Landfill has taken in trash from other communities since 1992. How much do you really know about the landfill's past, present and future?