Yesterday's LA Times reports that Kern County voters are about to pass an initiative banning the landfilling of processed human waste.
Apparently, Los Angeles County and other jurisdictions around California send a lot of processed human waste to Kern County; and health and aesthetic concerns have reached the boiling point. In the event the land-ban (Measure E, also known as "Keep Kern Clean") passes, jurisdictions dumping the waste may have to go as far as Arizona to find a receptive landfill. For the City of Los Angeles, according to the article, this change will increase dumping costs from $7 million annually instead to possibly $21 million annually.
Opponents of Measure E also point out that the landfilling pumps $8 million annually into Kern County wages and purchases. Nonetheless, per the Times, Measure E is certain to pass.