Tag Archives: Waste Management

CWS CEO David Duong speaking today at a press conference announcing the company's alliance with Waste Management. (left to right): Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, CWS Chief Operations Officer Joel Corona and CWS Chief Financial Officer Christina Duong. Photo by Ken Epstein.

CWS Partners with Waste Management to Deliver “Victory for Oakland”

Today, California Waste Solutions announced its decision to form an alliance with Waste Management “that delivers a huge victory for Oakland residents by maintaining the lower rates guaranteed by CWS,” the local company said in [...]
Mayor Jean Quan, Joe Tuman, City Auditor Courtney Ruby, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Port Commissioner Bryan Parker and Dan Siegel. Photo by Adam L. Turner.

Mayoral Candidates Dispute Council on Garbage Contract

With Oakland’s garbage conflict capturing public attention, a number of mayoral candidates are expressing discontent with the two-year process of how the City Council came to a 7-1 decision.“The city government really messed up the [...]
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TRASH TALK: “It’s David versus Goliath”

Since it lost its $1 billion, 10-year garbage contract with the city, Waste Management corporation has been bearing down on Oakland to force the city to accept its deal – whatever the terms and whether [...]
Rendering of California Waste Solutions (CWS) transfer facility that wil be build on the city's the Oakland Army Base property.

TRASH TALK: CWS Will Build “Clean, Modern” Facility in West Oakland

When people hear that California Waste Solutions (CWS) will build a waste transfer station in West Oakland, what comes to mind is Waste Management’s Davis Street transfer station in San Leandro, commonly known as the [...]
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TRASH TALK: Mayoral Candidates Divide Over Trash Conflict

National trash hauling company Waste Management is playing hardball after losing its bid on the 10-year, $1 billion garbage contract with the City of Oakland. The company pledged in August to support the city’s transition [...]
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TRASH TALK: New Jobs, No Layoffs in New CWS Trash Contract

Workers at Waste Management have a lot of reasons to support the agreement between the City of Oakland and California Waste Solutions (CWS), ending the city’s decades old contract with Waste Management.Under the new deal, [...]
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TRASH TALK: Phil Tagami’s Conflicts of Interest Could Jeopardize Trash Deal

Army Base master developer and city agent Phil Tagami has a long-term relationship with the City of Oakland that creates a conflict of interest that could possibly influence turning over base property to build the [...]
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TRASH TALK: We Will Not Roll Over, Say Councilmembers

City Councilmembers are unwavering in the face of what they consider to be the bullying and intimidation tactics of Waste Management (WM), a nationwide trash collection company that lost the City’s $1 billion trash and [...]
A petition gatherer sitting in front of  Oaklands Walmart on Hegenberger Rd.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

TRASH TALK: Oaklanders Say Petition Gatherers “Lie, Bully and Harass” Petitioners resort to anti-immigrant racism

Pam Drake, director of the Lakeshore Business Improvement District, was in her office last week when she ran afoul of Waste Management’s signature gatherers. She went outside to see for herself when she heard there [...]
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Waste Management Goes Grassroots to Overturn Garbage Deal The corporation is funding the referendum, calling itself “Oakland Residents for a Clean City”

Oakland residents may have thought that the city’s acrimonious trash debates were over last month when the City Council ousted Texas-based Waste Management corporation that has had a lock on the billion-dollar garbage contract for [...]