Old problems still crop up during Solid Waste Committee meeting

By | January 10, 2019 7:28 am

Members of the White County Solid Waste Committee discuss their options, once again, for solving the issue of whether to create a transfer station or build a new cell at the landfill. (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

Once again, the Solid Waste Committee is faced with whether or not to create a transfer station or continue to dispose of dumping White County’s solid waste in the landfill cell.

According to the committee, the existing cell is scheduled to be full within 12 months. The committee assures there is plenty of land left should the board decide to dig another cell. The argument lies, however, in which direction the board would like the landfill to go.

“We have to make a decision on how we are going to proceed on whether we want to open another cell, put in a transfer station, or pay someone to haul it out,” said Commissioner Dakota White. “Nothing has been decided yet.”

After some discussion the committee decided they would make no decisions at this time. The motion was presented and approved to table the issue of how to move forward with a new cell or a transfer station. The matter will be presented again at the next scheduled meeting Feb. 4.

Other items on the agenda included:

-Raising the landfill disposal fee for White County residents. Nothing was decided.

-Buying property for sale close to the landfill. The committee voted for White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson to find out more information about the property.

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