Waste-transfer station unlikely

Andrew Hartnett, Staff Writer

After years of housing Orange County’s waste, a site in the Rogers-Eubanks community likely will be removed from consideration for a new waste-transfer station.

Barry Jacobs, chairman of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, said it is unlikely that the Eubanks site will be on the final list of about three sites the board is to select today.

He said resident input played a very large role in the board’s evaluation of the site.

“We certainly tried to listen to the concerns that were expressed about the process we used and the choice we made,” Jacobs said. “People care a lot about social justice, and we need to be thoughtful as we proceed, especially with controversial topics.”

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