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David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Federal Receiver


New Trash Cart Program Rollout: Second Phase of Cart Delivery

(Guam, February 12, 2010) – The Guam Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) announced today that it has received its second shipment of carts for the new trash cart collection program. The response from residential customers to the new trash cart system was so positive that the initial supply of 7,000 carts was exhausted before the new shipment arrived.  The new shipment of over 9,000 carts will be adequate to meet the needs of all the customers who have registered for the new service. 

For all residents who have registered but not yet received a cart, deliveries will begin Saturday, February 13 in the Village of Mangilao and will continue through the rest of the month and beyond, if necessary, until all customers in all the villages receive their carts. Customers who were provided numbers to place in front of their homes to assist delivery crews in finding the correct home should make sure these numbers are posted and visible from the street.

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.

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 531 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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