County Supervisor Pete Schabarum has failed in his fourth attempt to persuade West Covina officials to prohibit the BKK Corp. landfill from accepting trash and sewage sludge from Los Angeles.
The West Covina City Council voted unanimously not to join the supervisor's efforts to pressure Los Angeles officials to open another landfill. Council members said they were uncertain about the legality of the proposal and were worried that the city could be held liable for BKK's lost revenue.
Schabarum aide Mark Volmert said the county counsel has determined that West Covina can legally ban Los Angeles trash from the landfill. "When it comes down to actually doing something about the garbage crisis, the City of West Covina has again wimped out," Volmert said.