Welcome to Milpitas-Odor.Info

I will update this site with information regarding Milpitas Odor issues.  We have a grassroots movement seeking to eliminate the man made sources of odor in Milpitas.  Our first target is the Newby Island Landfill.  We are seeking to deny the permit for expansion that will increase the capacity of the landfill and extend the operations of the landfill.  We believe that the landfill is one source of odor affecting Milpitas/N. San Jose/Fremont.  More info. Here is a flyer.

Sign our online petition at http://tinyurl.com/stoplandfill.  Pass the petition to your family and neighbors. You can also find us on Facebook.  Learn more at our about page.

Ro Khanna’s new project: Opposing landfill growth – Internal Affairs

Ro Khanna, the renegade Democrat who came within a few points of unseating Rep. Mike Honda last year, has found a new, local cause to champion: a fight against stinky garbage.

“I am involved in a public strategy to make sure Newby takes actions to mitigate the odors that are affecting residents in Milpitas, Fremont and even Santa Clara,” Khanna said. “Also I am opposed to the expansion permit.”

Ro Khanna’s new project: Opposing landfill growth – Internal Affairs.

San Jose planners delay vote on Newby Island Landfill expansion to February – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose planners delay vote on Newby Island Landfill expansion to February – San Jose Mercury News.

San Jose Planning Commission’s scheduled Jan. 28 meeting to vote on a land use permit for the possible expansion of the Newby Island Landfill and Resource Recovery Park, located across the city’s border in San Jose, has been delayed until next month.

Attend the Jan 27th CalRecycle Meeting in Sacramento

Original post located here.

Date: January 27, 2015 10:00AM – 1PM
Location: Cal/EPA Building – 1001 I Street, Byron Sher Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814

For the Newby Island landfill expansion to get final approval, Republic Services needs to get the City of San Jose’s local and CalRecycle state level’s licenses. Since the City of San Jose has granted the local license two years ago, the best chance to stop the expansion now is to email, call, and ATTEND this final decision making meeting which will be held on Jan 27th in CalRecycle building. Meeting Agenda is here.

You can signup so we can get a count here.  Carpool information is here. You don’t need to signup, just attend.

CalRecycle strongly encourages public comments to be made in person. For those who cannot attend in person in Sacramento, on Jan 27:

To participate via webcast, go to: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Broadcast/.

Send comments/questions during the meeting to publicmeetings@calrecycle.ca.gov, (Subject: Section G, Item # 3). Staff will compile questions/comments, and deliver to the appropriate panel member for a response. In addition, comments/questions may be emailed before and after the meeting.

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