District Court of Guam
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Receiver

About the Receiver

In her 2008 Court Order, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., (GBB) Receiver. GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm with extensive experience with solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues, including those specific to island communities. For nearly 40 years, GBB has helped communities plan, procure and implement sound, cost-effective solid waste facilities for both the private and public sectors.

GBB is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., and has associates with offices from coast to coast in the mainland United States, including in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Oregon, Maryland and Virginia. This large geographic footprint enables GBB to be highly efficient and responsive to the communities it serves.

GBB’s Island Experience

GBB has solid experience working with island communities. GBB has had assignments for the Cayman Islands government, the County of Maui, Hawaii, Kauai County, Hawaii, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. GBB has extensive experience with and a clear understanding of the special issues associated with managing solid waste on island communities ― including the financial and economic aspects necessary for cost-effective, solid waste management.

For more information about GBB, please visit www.gbbinc.com.

 

The Receiver’s Role

As specified in the Court Order, GBB had full power and authority to enforce the terms of the Consent Decree, and assumed all of the responsibilities, functions, duties, powers and authority of the Guam Solid Waste Authority (formerly the Solid Waste Management Division of the Department of Public Works) and any and all departments or other divisions of the Department of Public Works insofar as they affect the Government of Guam’s compliance with the Consent Decree.

On April 29, 2019 the Court issued an Order partially ending the Receivership. In making this decision, the Court said:

"The court is very proud of the work accomplished by the Receiver over the last 11 years. The Ordot Dump has been closed, and the Receiver has installed the necessary systems to protect Guam’s waters from this environmental hazard that had plagued the island for decades. The Receiver has built a modern solid waste system for the island which includes a compliant solid waste landfill, a recycling program and a household hazardous waste disposal center."

The Court authorized the Receiver to continue its work to complete the post-closure plan for the Ordot Dump

GBB Receiver Officers

The team also receives assistance from other GBB officers, staff and associates as activities may dictate.

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