Millhouse Road removed from consideration for future waste facility

By Taylor Sisk, Staff Writer – The Carrboro Citizen

“Sometimes the best strategy is to punt,” said Orange County Commissioner Barry Jacobs, and with those words he raised a motion at Monday night’s meeting that the county ship its garbage to Durham County’s transfer station for a three- to five-year period and to use that time to re-engage the county’s municipalities in developing a long-term solid waste strategy.

The commissioners were tasked to vote on whether to place a transfer station on county-owned property — called the Paydarfar site (the name of its previous owner) — on Millhouse Road or on a previously approved site off N.C. 54 near Orange Grove Road, or to pursue a deal with Durham County to use its transfer facility. (read the story here)