Los Angeles Receives Six-Month Extension on Landfill Decision

Date: August 11, 2005

Source: News Room

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has asked Browning-Ferris Industries, the operator of the Sunshine Canyon landfill in San Fernando Valley (www.sunshinecanyonlandfill.com), to give the city six more months to decide whether to extend its contract. The additional time could allow the city to decide whether to approve a five-year extension. Villaraigosa wants to keep using the facility because the city has no immediate options; without a contract, the city could end up paying at least $17 million more per year in higher landfill fees.

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