Frequently Asked Questions
We are trying to fight Waste Management's (WMI) proposal to build or expand a landfill? What can we do?
Organize! Organize! Organize! You needs huge numbers of people to confront the local governing authorities. You need to be creative in winning the support of the rest of the citizenry. You need a good lawyer to slow down the process in the courts and with the state environmental agency. You may run a slate of candidates to throw out the rascals - after all they are taking legalized bribes from WMI! See the following pages as examples of successful local fights. It can be done!
We are a small business that Waste Management (WMI) is trying to force us out of business by competing with us by price below their cost and trying to then buy us out. What can we do?
As a small businessman you need to use your political contacts to get the local governing body to reject WMI's plans. But that will not be enough because of the legalized bribery WMI uses to get government support. You need to also gain citizen support to testify and fill the chambers. You need to get local community support through good public relations. You need a lawyer to stall the process. Here are several successful local actions which stopped WMI.
I am a student working on a paper on landfills. Can you help me?
Yes, we can. All our information is on our website at www.stopwmx.org. If after, you have gone through the pages, email us at email@example.com with your specific question.