Solid Waste Authority

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Palm Beach County Agrees to Import Trash for Money

    Ahh, Palm Beach County. Sunshine shining on a cloudless day as palm trees sway lazily in the waft of putrid refuge in the breeze. Or, at least, that'll be the picture of the town on some days after the county commissioners voted to allow the importing of garbage from outside the county to burn in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Palm Beach County Closer to Importing Trash for Money

    Palm Beach County is a dump. Or, at least, it's going to be, after county commissioners voted 4-3 vote to seek bids from waste haulers from all parts outside of Palm Beach just so they can land some big money for a new incinerator. The commissioners argue that the money would give trash revenues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    KBR Subsidiary Wins Contract to Build Trash Burner in Palm Beach

    Flickr user: U.S. ArmyKBR has a horrific track record in Iraq.​Despite protests by union workers, environmentalists, and competitors, the Palm Beach County Commission yesterday handed one of its largest public works contracts to a company owned by controversial war contractor KBR.Acting as the Sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Corrupt Contractor KBR Under Fire in Palm Beach County; Anyone Surprised?

    Flickr user: The U.S. ArmySoldiers in Iraq know KBR's sordid history.​A front-page story in today's Palm Beach Post blasts the Houston-based engineering and construction firm Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) for not hiring enough local workers on its $200 million solid waste project in western Palm ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    One of the Worst Contractors in Iraq Lands in Palm Beach County

    Palm Beach County is running so smoothly these days, what it really needs is a taste of Iraqi-style contracting. Private companies rake in billions of dollars supporting the military operations in that stunningly successful war, so why shouldn't they also earn a buck or two at home? That's where Ke ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    RIP, Silver

    Landfill Memorial