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City To Vote On Dumping Garbage Locally

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Back in 1998, city officials decided against dumping city garbage in the county-owned Kiefer Landfill just south of Rancho Cordova…and instead opted to truck it to a landfill in Western Nevada.

"That was because the Kiefer Landfill did not have all the certified insurance and indemnifications plus financially that was the best deal for the city was to truck it over there."

Sacramento's Utilities Director Marty Hanneman says fuel prices for diesel trucks were cheaper back then too. Now they're much higher.

Hanneman says now the city wants to reduce its carbon footprint. But dumping city garbage at Kiefer will still be a little more expensive than dumping it in Nevada and people who live in the city will have to help make up the difference in their monthly bill.   

"It's going to be slightly more, is what we're projecting in two years, by about 25-cents per household more on their bill."

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has already approved the deal to send city garbage to the Kiefer Landfill.

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