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County Landfill Essay Contest Launched - Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 1/23/2019 at 4:49pm

Transylvania County has a problem and needs the public’s input and suggestions on possible ways to solve it.

Based on the November 2018 Capacity Survey, the county landfill will reach capacity in just over eight years, according to Solid Waste Director Kenn Webb. The community will have to prepare long in advance to locate and prepare a new one, meaning the county will have to start committing to a new landfill very soon unless the life of the current one can be extended by putting less in it.

Unused food makes up as much as 40 percent of the volume of material ending up in the landfil...

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