Cedar Creek Waste Transfer Station Petition

If you live in Bastrop County, especially in or near the Cedar Creek or Del Valle communities, please consider signing this petition. It will be used to question the placement of a waste transfer station in an area that appear to us to not be the best location.

Read this Fact Sheet and sign the petition below — share it with your friends in Bastrop, Caldwell and eastern Travis Counties. Fact Sheet — Cedar Creek Transfer Station

We’ll let you know when area meetings will be taking place soon or you can call Steve Chamberlain at 817-360-0678 for more information.

We, the undersigned residents of Cedar Creek, Del Valle and Bastrop County living near the proposed LEALCO Municipal Solid Waste Facility, petition the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to deny MSW Permit 40291 for the following reasons:

1. The proposed facility will degrade the area, which is a residential area. We live here because it is a peaceful, secure, quiet area of family homes. Having a MSW facility nearby will fundamentally change this. In addition, such a facility will have a devastating effect on the value of our properties. Noise pollution caused by trucks constantly entering and exiting the facility will degrade our lives and property values.

2. The facility would be located on Hwy. 21, which is heavily used by commuters, commercial traffic, and large trucks. The proposed facility would introduce 300 additional trash trucks per day, coming and going, as well as many larger trucks taking the collected trash to landfills. The facility would greatly increase the likelihood of serious collisions, as the trucks entering and leaving the facility to cross Hwy. 21 at low speed, interfering with the flow of traffic. Many school busses pick up and drop off children along Hwy. 21 and adjacent streets. These children would face additional danger caused by garbage trucks entering and exiting Hwy. 21.

3. Pollution caused by truck exhaust fumes and by trash that escapes from the trucks and from the facility will spread throughout the area, especially along roadways and into nearby Cedar Creek and its tributaries.

For the above compelling reasons, we petition TCEQ to deny the permits requested by LEALCO.

For more information contact Steve Chamberlain at 230 Oak Forest Drive, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 * or call (817) 360-0678

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We, the undersigned residents of Cedar Creek, Del Valle and Bastrop County living near the proposed LEALCO Municipal Solid Waste Facility, petition the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to deny MSW Permit 40291 for the following reasons:

1. The proposed facility will degrade the area, which is a residential area. We live here because it is a peaceful, secure, quiet area of family homes. Having a MSW facility nearby will fundamentally change this. In addition, such a facility will have a devastating effect on the value of our properties. Noise pollution caused by trucks constantly entering and exiting the facility will degrade our lives and property values.

2. The facility would be located on Hwy. 21, which is heavily used by commuters, commercial traffic, and large trucks. The proposed facility would introduce 300 additional trash trucks per day, coming and going, as well as many larger trucks taking the collected trash to landfills. The facility would greatly increase the likelihood of serious collisions, as the trucks entering and leaving the facility to cross Hwy. 21 at low speed, interfering with the flow of traffic. Many school busses pick up and drop off children along Hwy. 21 and adjacent streets. These children would face additional danger caused by garbage trucks entering and exiting Hwy. 21.

3. Pollution caused by truck exhaust fumes and by trash that escapes from the trucks and from the facility will spread throughout the area, especially along roadways and into nearby Cedar Creek and its tributaries.

For the above compelling reasons, we petition TCEQ to deny the permits requested by LEALCO.

For more information contact Steve Chamberlain at 230 Oak Forest Drive, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 * or call (817) 360-0678

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11 Responses to “Cedar Creek Waste Transfer Station Petition”

  • Sue and Lynn Prowse:

    Without the obvious damage to surrounding areas, smells, property devaluation, and a myriad of reasons to have a waste dump near neighborhood areas, but according to LCRA, you’re interfering with toxic properties to creeks in the area. Find another place in Austin as it’s their mess. Don’t bring it out here.

  • ljcurtis:

    Just FYI, our understanding is that the waste is from counties east of and including Bastrop.

  • Jennifer Beck:

    hit submit after filling out all info, system seemed to stall, not sure if my signature was recorded. tried using Google Chrome then again with Internet Explorer – same result.

  • ljcurtis:

    Hi Jennifer. Your signature was counted. Thanks for signing in!

  • Brad Lindgren:

    Their mess, Instead of a condo give them what they need their own waste station

  • Mary D Bishop:

    Not sure if my signature was recorded either

  • ljcurtis:

    Hi Mary — yes, your signature was recorded. Thank you!

  • Deb:

    The traffic in this area is already horrible, many people have been killed in this intersection. The turn lane, going either direction is treacherous, I can’t imagine this would help!

    And there is a live creek that runs just NE of this property, which floods regularly. Please assure me this would not affect our creeks and rivers.

    In my opinion, this is just NOT a good spot for this waste station.

  • James H.:

    With all of the spoiled properties throughout west Bastrop and east travis counties, why in the heck due these folks feel compelled to spoil this one?

    We must mobilize a massive negative response to have a chance of keeping this toxic facility forced upon us.

    Please let me know how we can be of help.

  • ljcurtis:

    FYI, the waste is from the counties around us, east of Austin, not Austin. Also, this is a transfer station not a waste dump. That said, waste, including hazardous waste will be stored in this facility, then transferred to the dump.

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