Chapel Hill News – “Opinion”

The Orange County commissioners have a thankless task on their agenda Monday: deciding, at long last, what to do with the county’s trash.

This decision should have been made years ago, and it should have concluded with a new site for a progressively operated landfill somewhere in the county. That didn’t happen; the search for a site struck out, and so the county turned to Plan B: planning for a waste transfer station, where trucks will take the county’s garbage to be loaded onto bigger trucks, which will haul it away to some as-yet-unnamed faraway final resting place.