The Truth About the White Street Landfill
This week’s edition of The Rhino Times has a full page ad on page 3 from Gate City Waste Services, LLC. I don’t have a big enough scanner and the photo I took is unreadable, so I’ll replicate the verbiage:
A local newspaper, a few City Council members and a select group of residents in Northeast Greensboro will tell you the proposal process for disposing of the City’s waste was flawed. It was NOT flawed, nor was it illegal, unresearched or rushed. The process to bring the City out from under the MILLIONS of dollars worth of financial burden has been challenged and scrutinized no less than three (3) times over a 2 1/2 year period. The figures and facts have been studied by independent experts and City staff. Attorneys, health experts and Environmental Engineers have evaluated and examined all data. No expense has been spared to present the proper information and render a clear decision. Gate City Waste Services selection as the vendor of choice was the outcome of this process. The final step in the due process will be a public hearing on September 20. THIS IS NOT A DEBATE OVER THE VENDOR. It is simply the finalization of the process and the terms of the contract. The process has been legal responsible and extremely thorough.
The Gate City response IS THE LOWEST bid received by the City for their waste. In addition to offering the lowest cost per ton to handle City waste, offering the highest number of employees (insuring the highest quality and safety), Gate City’s bid is a fixed rate cost over the life of the contract, while all the other bids are variable and increasing each year.
The first Gate City Waste Services contract negotiations have been completed. In addition to the extras stated above, Gate City has provided for the following unique, added values during contract negotiations;
A. Landfill gas project investments to create additional revenue for the City.
B. Investment in new technology to REDUCE land filling.
C. Preservation of the valuable Transfer Station assets by using a new program to include business waste, creating additional revenue for the City.
D. Investment to escalate the MOVEMENT OF ALL LANDFILLING OPERATIONS OUT OF GREENSBORO to an alternate site within 5 years.
Gate City Waste Services was selected, by due and legal process, as the vendor of choice for handling the waste of the City of Greensboro in an extensive, costly, extremely thorough process. The advantage and obvious commitment of being locally connected, community – minded and accessible gives assurance to the City and its citizens. Gate City and its principals have nationwide experience. The principals of this company were entrusted by the United States of America to lead the deconstruction of the 9-11 World Trade Center disaster site. Obviously, the experience, dedication and reputation are there.
What a bunch of dickheads.