Information regarding odor affecting the City of Milpitas and surrounding areas. We have a grassroots movement seeking to eliminate the man made sources of odor polluting Milpitas. All of these odor producing facility is located in San Jose and the City of Milpitas has no authority over them.
More info: https://milpitas-odor.info/
Odor generating facilities in San Jose have been inflicting severe loss in quality of life and negative socio-economic impacts to communities and businesses downwind for decades, with over 100,000 daytime population in Milpitas and South Fremont. Past lawsuit settlements between City of San Jose, City of Milpitas, Browning Ferris, Intl Disposal Corp, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and McCarthy Ranch have all failed to contain the problem from lack of oversight and enforcement. These odor generating facilities continue to be permitted to expand their operations with the addition of the largest recycling center, anaerobic digester, approval of Newby Island and Zanker Landfill height/capacity expansion in recent years.
We seek actions to halt the environmental injustice on our community. We seek permanent odor abatement from the area major odor producers including a fixed closure date for the 80+ year old Newby Island facility (operated by Republic Services) and punitive damages for their deceptive/abusive practices.