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8 APR 2009  •  by Matt Saldaña

⇒ Background: “Where should Orange County stick its garbage?” (cover story, March 11, 2009)

Building and operating a waste transfer station would cost Orange County taxpayers roughly $55 million over 20 years—less than the cost of paying private companies to haul trash over the same time period, according to a draft report issued by the county’s consultant last week.

County leaders had requested the report as part of their final-hour survey of alternative options for waste disposal, including the temporary use of private waste haulers. Charlotte-based firm Olver was paid $254,000 to implement a 16-month long site-selection process that has narrowed the county’s choices for a transfer station down to two sites along N.C. 54 in southwestern Orange County. (more)


By Taylor Sisk
Staff Writer – Carrboro Citizen

The Rogers Road Small Area Plan Task Force released its final report at last Thursday night’s Assembly of Governments meeting, laying out a timeline for providing water and sewage that Rev. Robert Campbell, co-chair of the Rogers-Eubanks Coalition to End Environmental Racism, says he is “well pleased with.” Now comes the business of finding grant money to get the work done.

Prior to discussion of the report by the Assembly of Governments, comprised of the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the town boards of the county’s municipalities, Rev. Campbell submitted a petition and proposed resolution calling for OWASA water and sewer connections to all residences in the Rogers-Eubanks community presently without functioning connections. (more)