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New county garbage operation brings optimism

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webmaster | 01/05/13

After two months of cleaning up after its predecessor, Red Rock Environmental Group appears to be on the way to solving the problems regarding waste management that were outlined in the Madera County Grand Jury’s 2010-2011 report.

According to county engineer Kheng Vang, the county’s new waste management contractor for its unincorporated areas and operator of the Fairmead Landfill has spent the last two months trying to find out who its customers are, replacing garbage bins that have been taken, and bringing the landfill operation up to speed.

Vang says that Madera Disposal System, Inc., after it lost its contract with the county, removed the building and the cement pad at the landfill, leaving a huge hole and exposed wires and didn’t provide Red Rock with a list of its customers.

Now, however, the situation has been stabilized, says Vang, who expressed optimism that Red Rock will put to rest criticism of the county’s waste-management operation, including the allegation that it wasn’t receiving its fair share of the revenue from recycling. Vang said the county would now receive a flat 6 percent of what Red Rock bills its customers. He also said that a decrease in rates could be forthcoming...


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