Guam – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) today clarified to residents of Guam that the Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) is continuing the current curbside recycling pilot project while results are being evaluated. The program was officially announced in October 2010, with collection service implemented gradually for 1,000 households throughout the island between November 2010 and January 2011. The pilot project’s objective is to determine the feasibility of implementing curbside recycling collection services throughout Guam for all GSWA customers.
“We want to reassure all households currently participating in the pilot project, and all stakeholders interested in the results of the evaluation, that recyclables collection will continue,” said Receiver Representative David L. Manning. “The evaluation of the program will occur in 2012, and there will be a public discussion of the evaluation before any final decision is made. Until then, the pilot program will be ongoing.”
The GSWA will evaluate the success of the project by assessing the level of participation in recycling, the quantity and quality of the materials collected, and the cost of the program, less any revenue from the sale of the recyclables. The GSWA will also evaluate the costs and results of three collection schedules: weekly collection, every other week collection, and monthly collection.
About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., Receiver
In a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act. As Receiver, GBB’s objective is to work with Guam’s government, the Guam Solid Waste Authority, solid waste companies, the people of Guam, and the U.S. military to establish a long-term, financially viable and sustainable waste management system for Guam. For more information on the receivership, visit www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org.
GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues, and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. Since 1980, GBB has planned and developed a wide range of integrated waste management programs that use the latest technologies to improve efficiency, save money, enhance customer service, and protect the environment. For more information on the firm and its products and services, please visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-800-573-5801.