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Contents Preface vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction: A Historical Summary of Garbage xi 1 A Personal History 3 2 The Birth of Sunset Scavenger Company 13 3 Sunset Scavenger during the 1940s and 1950s 18 4 Disposal of San Francisco Waste, 1906–1966 22 5 How I Became a Scavenger 29 6 Work, Courtship, and Marriage 41 7 The Art of Scavenging and Recycling 44 8 The Board of Directors and How It Governed 57 9 The Revolution  60 10 My Role as the New President 71 11 Dirty Work, Pride in Ownership 79 12 A Visit to Where the Boss Scavengers Were Born 81 13 Sunset Scavenger, Catching Up in Time 86 14 The Development of the Sierra Point Landfill 94 15 Immediate Challenges: The Mountain View Project 103 16 Beyond Mountain View 114 17 Growing the Business 141 18 The Creation of Envirocal, the Holding Company 147 19 Addressing the 1968 Civil Rights Act 155 20 Seeking the Proverbial Black Box for Waste Disposal 161 21 A Good Proposal—Not Implemented in San Francisco 182 22 A Conceptual Solution for the State of California 186 23 The Winds of Change 192 24 A Radical Change and a New CFO 202 25 A Significant Event that Changed My Plans 210 26 The Final Stab in the Back 223 27 My World without Sunset Scavenger 225 About the Author 241 Illustrations follow page 118 ...

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ISBN
9780874175592
Related ISBN
9781943859399
MARC Record
OCLC
1001968451
Pages
244
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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