Sarah Lamorte, Staff Writer The Daily Tar Heel

Two potential sites for an Orange County waste transfer station might benefit from consideration of impact on the community.

Evaluations of potential sites for the station previously ranked two Hillsborough sites as the best.

Both sites can be easily seen from I-40, especially when the trees are leafless, and both fall in one of Hillsborough’s Economic Development Districts.

“The economic development zone was put there to attract businesses, and the reality is the type of businesses you are going to have coming in beside a transfer station are not necessarily going to be tourism-type businesses,” said Nathan Robinson, a member of Hillsborough’s waste transfer station advisory committee.

County officials originally said the Hillsborough sites made the most sense logistically. 

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