Still chances for public comment

Evan Rose, Assistant City Editor
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When the Orange County landfill closes in 2011, the 80,000 tons of garbage produced locally each year will all roll through a building in the southwestern part of the county.
That building will sit on one of three sites Orange County commissioners named Tuesday in the latest development of an almost yearlong search for a new waste transfer station.  

All three remaining sites lie on a mile-long stretch of N.C. 54 near Orange Grove Road.

The seven other potential sites from the commissioners’ list of 10 have been removed from consideration, including a location in the Rogers-Eubanks community — home to the landfill for the past 36 years.

A strong reaction from that neighborhood led commissioners to scrap plans last November to build the transfer station on Eubanks Road. 

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