VACAVILLE (CBS13) — San Francisco’s trash may turn into a treasure of sorts for Solano County, but not everyone is excited about the new trash in transit plan.
If the plan goes through, more than 1,000 tons of solid waste from San Francisco will arrive in a Vacaville landfill every day.
San Francisco’s trash currently goes to a landfill in Alameda County, but that contract is up soon. Recology’s Hay Road landfill in Solano County was chosen to replace it. In a report this week, San Francisco’s planning department weighed in on the environmental impact of the trash transport.
A Recology representative told CBS13 that “The city of San Francisco conducted an environmental study that showed no negative impact from trucks going from San Francisco to the Hay Road site.”
Neighbors CBS13 spoke to neighbors who were upset about having the trash in a region built on agriculture, and wondering why the trash is being shipped out of the county.
Former Solano County Supervisor Duane Kromm says that financially speaking, Recology wins getting the trash contract. He calls San Francisco hypocritical for calling its disposal proposal recycling.
“They’re saying we’re doing all this wonderful stuff with their trash, but they’re sending it to us,” he said.
Asked if residents have a say in stopping this plan, Kromme says it’s unlikely since it’s a deal between Recology and San Francisco.
If the plan moves forward, the trash will start arriving in 2016.