Commissioners take field trip to waste site, sans the smell

Orange County officials gathered on the spotless blacktop and filed into a tidy break room without a whiff of the dirty diapers and chicken carcasses falling into long-haul trucks on the other side of a glass window.Upstairs, on the dumping floor of the City of Greensboro Solid Waste Transfer Station, the faint smell of spoiling fish greeted but did not overwhelm them — even as front-end loaders pushed piles of garbage into holes in the floor and crane-necked tampers squished them down.

“I thought that it would smell,” said county Commissioner Pam Hemminger. “Landfills really reek.”

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