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The Truth About the White Street Landfill

September 10, 2011

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.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Roch101 permalink
    September 10, 2011 7:22 pm

    “The Gate City response IS THE LOWEST bid received by the City for their waste.”


    • September 10, 2011 7:35 pm

      You don’t seem to understand that if you say something often enough it becomes true. With this, I have really come to despise GCWS.

  2. Roch101 permalink
    September 10, 2011 7:35 pm

    They try to manipulate the governing process, propagandize the citizens with, well, no getting around it, lies and, to top it off, have the temerity to sully the memory of 9/11 by attaching it to this putrid attempt at promoting self interest?

    Yeah, dickeads. Dickheads and liars.

    • September 10, 2011 7:43 pm

      This statement betrays a huge amount of intel. These are not smart people. They are dull, plodding old assholes. We can take these guys.

  3. Roch101 permalink
    September 10, 2011 7:54 pm

    Meet you at the lair?

    • September 10, 2011 7:58 pm

      Indeed. I’ll put the recording devices in place tonight. We should have compromising intel in no time. And watch out for the bat quano.

  4. September 10, 2011 8:53 pm

    Man those DH Griffin folks really do think they are going to bring Greensboro’s trash to a piece of land along the Dan River on the outskirts of Eden. Item “D” listed above clearly shows that is their primary intent.

    This has only become clear in the last week thanks to Ed Cone posting the letter from GCWS and Fec’s post here. Incredible.

    • September 10, 2011 9:12 pm

      Ed even asked someone to publish a fax of the ad. We really are a bunch of lazy mooks. Time to circle the wagons and drive off these Comanches. I’m more concerned about the Rockingham landfill than what they might do to ours. They’re craven assholes.

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