A New Plan For Waste Is Needed For Transylvania County

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Last updated 10/30/2019 at 1:24pm

Transylvania County’s landfill, located at 500 Howell Road, has less than nine years of useful life left, according to Kenn Webb, the Transylvania County Solid Waste director. And the topography, soil composition, and lack of available clay at the current site may make it difficult or too costly to create a new landfill at the existing 700-acre location.

As a result, the county may need to find another home for a new landfill. According to Webb, this process can take several years. Preparations must begin now, so the new landfill construction can be completed before the existing landfil...

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