A new Waste Management trash and recycling facility has gained the approval of the Azusa city council. The facility, which resembles an office building more than a landfill, uses new technologies and design to mitigate the normal factors of a waste plant.

The building was designed with a negative airflow concept, meaning that air (and stink) will always flow into the building, protecting those around the new site from having to deal with the common aromas coming from landfills. And the expandable capacity of the facility, currently proposed to handle 2,300 daily tons of combined recyclables and garbage, can be expanded as the Valley needs, up to 3,800 daily tons.

From the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:

A new trash facility was given unanimous approval by the council on Tuesday.

Waste Management’s Materials Recycling Facility won support from the four council members following a nearly four hour meeting and months of review on the project. Councilman Uriel Macias was absent from the meeting.

“We have gone through this thing with a fine tooth comb,” Councilman Robert Gonzales said at the meeting. “We do what is best for all (Azusa residents).”

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