|USA Waste of Texas Landfills, Inc. announced that they withdrew their application to expand the Hawthorn Park landfill. Their previous plan to expand the existing would have caused it to be positioned closer to the Carverdale neighborhood.
I am pleased that they did the right thing for the Carverdale community and pulled the application to expand the landfill. I refuse to allow Carverdale to become a dumping ground. Our community deserves better. I remain committed to making sure Carverdale and all neighborhoods in District A are given every opportunity to thrive.
Thank you to Mayor Whitmire for standing with me to oppose this expansion. I know his involvement helped to put an end to this proposal. Thank you also to Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee, Council Member Sallie Alcorn, Council Member Letitia Plummer, Commissioner Tom Ramsey, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Representative Penny Morales Shaw, and many other elected officials for supporting our community by writing letters of opposition and attending the hearings.
This is a huge win for everyone in Carverdale who made their voices heard and stood together to support our community.”