SAMUEL SPIES, Staff Writer – News and Observer

HILLSBOROUGH – The Orange County Board of Commissioners began a discussion of its contentious solid waste transfer station tonight with an announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency received a complaint about the county’s trash operations.

The complaint was filed by residents who live near the existing landfill, upset with the county’

s decision last year to operate a trash transfer station on the same site. The county has since reopened the site search, the decision largely based on community reaction.

The solid waste transfer station will be a facility to collect trash and ship it to a landfill outside the county after the current landfill is closed. (Read the full story here)