Hazardous and Solid Waste

Hazardous and Solid Waste


Cable Huston has special expertise in matters concerning the hazardous and solid waste management industry. This interdisciplinary practice combines environmental law, municipal law, land use, litigation, and business. Hazardous and solid waste companies look to Cable Huston for assistance in:

Buying and selling solid waste businesses

DEQ and EPA issues and permitting

Devising political strategies concerning local and state rules and legislation

Facility siting and expansion (e.g., landfills and transfer stations)

Financial assurance issues

Franchising and contracts

Legislation and rulemaking

Litigation and appeals

Local regulations

Metro issues and franchising

Public contracting

Regulatory compliance

Related real estate and land use issues

Taxes and user fees

Cable Huston has assisted with the permitting of a large regional solid waste landfill managing waste from the Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon metropolitan areas.  We have also assisted with obtaining the necessary permits over the last twenty plus years for the only hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility in the Pacific Northwest.  Our work has included, for example, working with Oregon agencies to amend rules that were having unintended consequences on waste management companies.  We also have helped draft legislation streamlining the management of waste.  Finally, as the need has arisen, we have represented waste management companies in complex litigation regarding their operations.

Representative Clients

Chemical Waste Management of the Northwest, Inc.

Hillsboro Landfill, Inc.

Madras Sanitary Service

North Lincoln Sanitary Service

Pacific PowerVac

Riverbend Landfill, Inc.

Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.

Sunset Garbage Service Inc.

Waste Management of Oregon, Inc.

Wastech, Inc