BY BETH VELLIQUETTE – The Herald Sun
CHAPEL HILL — The residents of Rogers, Eubanks and Millhouse roads, as well as those living out N.C. 54, cheered the decision Monday night by the Orange County Board of Commissioners to truck solid waste to Durham’s waste transfer station.
But those who opposed putting a waste transfer site on Millhouse Road had something extra to cheer about when the commissioners included an amendment to remove Rogers Road, Eubanks Road and Millhouse Road from further consideration from any future waste or landfill operations.
The vote came after Orange County Manger Frank Clifton recommended to the commissioners to ask the staff to begin negotiations with Durham to use its waste transfer station for three to five years.
That would give Orange County time to seek other options and also learn more about the costs of trucking waste to the Durham station, Clifton said.