Re: greenyes-d Digest V00 #202

From: Blair Pollock (
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 09:42:54 EDT

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    >Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 14:16:46 +0800
    >Subject: [Cleanpro-intl] foreign BOT landfill project
    >Dear friends,
    >I wonder if any of you should have some insights/ideas/experiences in terms
    >of landfills that are build and operated under a build-operate-transfer
    >system. Doesn't it discourage waste segregation at source of generation?
    >Isn't the collection of user fees the easiest/only way for the company to
    >recover its investment? Do any of you have experience with similar foreign
    >BOT landfill projects in your countries?
    >SNC Lavalin, a Canadian engineering & construction company, is offering the
    >City of Cebu (Philippines) to construct and operate a new
    >"environment-friendly" landfill. Needless to say, we are going to oppose
    >Best regards,
    >My anecdotal experience (observing the operations of others) has shown that third party operators of landfills are not very interested in enforcing rules for recycling that the local government owners of those landfills have set up. I have spent time observing their burial operation at two local - government owned landfills that had bans on landfilling of corrugated cardboard (with percentage limits) but in neither case did I observe the operator enforcing the ban. That causes them work with no "payoff" for them. Some locally-owned privately operated landfills have the local govt personnel at the scalehouse but not at the working face of the landfill.

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