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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Federal Receiver
703-573-5800
dmanninggbb@gmail.com
www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org

 

New Trash Cart Program Rollout in the Villages of Ordot and Sinajana

(Guam, November 28, 2009) – The Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) is rolling out its new trash cart program and will be holding a two day registration in the Village of Ordot for villagers who live in Chalan Pago-Ordot. This registration will be held at the Mayor Jessy Gogue’s office on Monday and Tuesday, November 30th and December 1st between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Current customers as well as new customers who seek weekly residential trash service must sign up.

The SWMD will also be registering residents in the village of Sinajana on Thursday and Friday, December 3rd and 4th between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Mayor Roke Blas’s office.  Current customers as well as new customers who seek weekly residential trash service must sign up.

Information about the new service and the registration form can be found on the Guam Solid Waste Receivership Information Center at www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org. Click on “Solid Waste Management Division” and follow the links to the registration form and information about the cart service.  If you wish to expedite the registration process, please go to your Mayor’s office with a filled out registration form.

For those residents who cannot make it to these special registration events in the villages, they can go to the SWMD offices Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. located at the Department of Public Works, 542 North Marine Corps Drive. The SWMD is also holding special registration hours at its offices each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice.

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., Receiver
In a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Chief 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. As Receiver, GBB’s objective is to work with Guam’s government, the Solid Waste Management Division, 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.

The Receiver continues to implement the project tasks necessary to meet the goals of the Consent Decree.  Construction contracts have been awarded to Core Tech International for the Access Road and Utilities, and to Black Construction Corporation for the Landfill Entrance Facilities and Landfill systems for Cells 1 & 2.  Construction is anticipated to commence soon and take about 500 days.  Preconstruction earthwork has already been underway since February 2009 under a contract awarded to Maeda Pacific Corporation and is nearing completion. There are 607 days of airspace remaining at the Ordot Dump providing a tight, but sufficient window, to complete this vital project.

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, visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.

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