Pittsburg Wants San Francisco’s Trash Business

PITTSBURG (AP) – The city of Pittsburg wants San Francisco’s trash.

Officials with the East Bay city have proposed bringing in San Francisco’s trash by barge and hauling it to Keller Canyon Landfill.

San Francisco currently sends the 400 million to 500 million tons of garbage it produces each year to a landfill on the Altamont Pass in Alameda County. But that contract is set to expire in 2015, and the city has begun exploring alternative disposal sites.

Pittsburg Finance Director Tina Olson said Pittsburg could make $1 million a year if it wins the contract. The move would also create jobs.

Olson revealed the city’s interest in San Francisco’s trash at a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee meeting earlier this month.

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