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Waller County Commissioners Vote to Keep Landfill Proposal Moving – KHOU

HOUSTON – Waller County commissioners approved an ordinance late Tuesday afternoon that will keep a controversial landfill proposal moving forward. More than one hundred residents packed commissioners court early Tuesday and most told commissioners they are against the proposed landfill. A public hearing on the proposal is

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Millions of tons of garbage: Is Houston running out of landfills? – KHOU

HOUSTON — If you took the trash out today, you’ll appreciate this: the State of Texas reports that in the Houston area, each one of us generates nearly 9 pounds of garbage a day. It’s resulting in landfills that are filling up. But does that mean we

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Opposition to landfill grows in Waller County – Houston Chronicle

When the Kolajas purchased land north of Hempstead in 2006 to build their future retirement home, it seemed like their dreams were coming true. Now with a developer planning a 250-acre landfill directly across from their land, their dream is turning into a nightmare. “This is a

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Waller County to hold meeting about landfill (Thursday, July 14, 2011) – yourhoustonnews.com

The Waller County Commissioners Court will hold a workshop Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hempstead High School auditorium to discuss the proposed Pintail Landfill. Representatives from GreenFirst, the company wanting to build and operate the landfill on Highway 6, will be available to answer

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Group forms to protest landfill (June 29, 2011) – yourhoustonnews.com

Just say no. That was the message from a packed courtroom during Tuesday’s session of Waller County Commissioners Court, when residents came to protest a proposed landfill near Hempstead. The landfill was not on the agenda, but seven people took advantage of the public comment period to

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Landfill eyed for Hempstead (June 27, 2011) – yourhoustonnews.com

A Georgia-based company wants to build a landfill and industrial park on 723 acres about a mile north of Hempstead on Highway 6. Green Group Holdings, LLC announced on Monday plans to invest $40 million in Waller County to build Pintail Park, a mixed-use development and industrial

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