With the court-ordered transition last month, the Guam Solid Waste Authority is fully in charge of the islandwide trash system, but Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood has come out with a new order just to clarify the role of the federal receiver only with respect to the post-closure of the old Ordot Dump.

The receiver can still hire consultants to do the work, and a trustee to oversee a fund to finance it. The order also calls for the receiver to negotiate for the construction of a new cell at the Layon landfill, in consultation with GSWA.

The court acknowledged that the Government of Guam will issue a new general obligation bond to pay for the new cell, and that the borrowing is not expected to result in an increase in tipping fees.