Articles Tagged With ‘Recycling’




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Is the IWMA’s proposed Styrofoam ban ordinance illegal?

By KAREN VELIE While arguments rage over a proposed countywide ordinance to ban Styrofoam food containers, a retired San Luis Obispo County deputy county counsel contends the Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) does not have authority to pass ordinances. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Investigator uncovers false testimony in CalCoastNews libel case

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a multi-part series of articles about San Luis Obispo County’s waste disposal agency. The first reported on the agency’s free-spending use of a public credit card and the lack of credit card documentation... (Continue reading)

SLO IWMA board votes for Styrofoam ban

The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) board overwhelmingly endorsed the idea of a countywide ordinance imposing a ban on Styrofoam food containers. [Cal Coast Times] At a meeting Wednesday that pitted environmentalists against restaurant owners, the... (Continue reading)

SLO IWMA seeking countywide Styrofoam ban

The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority board will consider a plan to enact a countywide ban on Styrofoam food containers on Wednesday. [Cal Coast Times] Five of the seven cities in SLO County — Arroyo Grande, Grover... (Continue reading)

Charles Tenborg pays restitution to CalRecycle for false claims

A CalCoastNews investigation has led to the payment of almost $35,000 to CalRecycle in a false claim investigation of Charles Tenborg, a contractor working with the San Luis Obispo Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA). [Cal Coast Times] Tenborg paid $34,634... (Continue reading)

Recycling center closures cost communities millions each year

By KAREN VELIE Throughout San Luis Obispo County, numerous recycling centers have closed leaving some local communities without a place to redeem their beverage deposits. These closures have cost local businesses and residents millions of dollars. California charges a fee... (Continue reading)

Fire at Cold Canyon landfill

Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a fire at the materials recycling center at Cold Canyon Landfill in San Luis Obispo County on Friday evening. At about 7:30 p.m., Cal Fire sent emergency crews to the landfill. The 20,000 square... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach plans to recycle wastewater

The Pismo Beach City Council voted unanimously on April 21 to begin pursuing a recycled water facility at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. City staff estimates that recycling wastewater could add as much as 950 acre feet to the city’s... (Continue reading)

Atascadero council to finalize dumpster diving ban

The Atascadero City Council is expected on Tuesday to place the finishing touches on an ordinance that would prohibit residents and visitors from rummaging through others’ trash. On Dec. 9, the council unanimously approved the first reading of what city... (Continue reading)

Atascadero seeking to outlaw dumpster diving

The Atascadero City Council is scheduled to vote on whether or not to enact an anti-dumpster diving ordinance at Tuesday’s council meeting. After receiving multiple complaints about people rummaging through dumpsters searching for recyclables, city staff is proposing an anti-scavenging... (Continue reading)



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