Republic Services agrees to provide $2 million in odor mitigation measures over next five years
Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 5:30-7:30pm (Presentations start at 5:45pm)
Location: Milpitas Community Center, 457 E. Calaeras Blvd., Milpitas CA
On August 5, 2016, Congressman (Mike Honda) will convene a panel of experts from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to speak on improving waste management throughout the South Bay – why we need to do it, how to do it, and what state and federal resources are available to help cities, communities, and municipalities reach their goals.
What to expect at this free event
- Hear about the federal and state resources that can help our cities and communities improve recycling and better manage our waste streams.
- Share your questions, comments, and suggestions with Congressman Honda and participating agencies.
As community leaders on the local Newby Island odor issue the congressman thought this event would be of interest to you and values your input. Please share this notice with your group and neighbors.
If you have questions, feel free to email me.
Cathryn Ming Hyde
Constituent Services Director
Congressman Mike Honda (CA17-Silicon Valley)
More details here: Mike Honda Aug5th Meeting Notice
Please take note – Milpitas Post Newspaper 2016 “Best of Milpitas” voting has begun and ends on July 29.
As you are aware, Republic Services were voted the “Most Community-Minded Company” every year by Milpitas Post readers since 2012, even when its Newby Island operations have been repeatedly cited by regulatory agencies for recurring violations, including public nuisance. This award is being heavily used in Republic Services PR campaigns to solicit new businesses as well as garner support from decision makers.
Please consider taking 5 minutes of your time to vote for better deserving companies at www.BestOfMilpitas.com.
#110. Most Community Minded Company (Large Corporation)
#112. Most Eco-Minded Company
#202. Worst Happening of the Past Year
Cisco Systems may be a good option for #110 and #112 as they’re the #1 largest employer in Milpitas City and ranked as top 50 “Green” companies in the US. It received 2016 Climate Leadership Award from US EPA. Its 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility report shows that it spends $286 million for community programs globally and only 0.27% of returned products are ever sent to landfill, while its San Jose-Milpitas operations exceed >80% recycling rate. Cisco is a corporate sponsor for Milpitas local public schools.