For nearly two decades, Ruth J. Wilson and other activists in Brentwood have asked the District to close the trash transfer station at 1220 W Street, NE.
Opponents of the trash transfer station say it represents "environmental racism" against the mostly black, working-class neighborhood in which it is located.
» Express-Free Ride, 7/25/07
» WaPo, 7/25/07
» WaPo, 6/13/04
» CityPaper history on the deal that brought the Home Depot and Giant to Brentwood, and how the community thought the development would be an ally in the fight against the Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) trash-transfer facility, 6/7/02