"Dump the Dump" has been the rallying cry of those Evanston residents who want Veolia's waste transfer station to move out of town, and now it's the title of a documentary film, too.
Made by two Northwestern University Film students, "Dump the Dump" at 7 p.m. this Thursday, June 7, at Strange Lofts, 1711 Darrow Ave., Unit 4. The screening is hosted by Evanston Neighbors United, a nonprofit formed by neighbors who are concerned about the waster transfer station's location.
Located in a residential neighborhood not far from Evanston Township High School, the waste transfer station has long been an issue in Evanston. the facility leaves a dirty film on their windows, creates bad smells and has led to rodent problems. In August, against a proposed expansion, and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl .
Meanwhile, the city of Evanston and Veolia are over a $2-per-ton transfer fee the city imposed on the station in 2010. Veolia says the fee is unconstitutional harrasment, while the city has argued that the fee is necessary to counterbalance any negative effects, such as wear on the roads from daily truck deliveries.
Created by students Emma Carlin and Elizabeth Miller, the documentary examines the waste transfer facility's effect on the surrounding neighborhood as well as the effort to get rid of it.