Greensboro City Council member Trudy Wade provided some interesting insight during Tuesday night’s Greensboro City Council trash talk. At issue is the renegotiation of Republic Waste Services’ contract to haul our trash down U.S. 220 to Montgomery County, which sparked a discussion of one proposed long-term solution:
Wade said that the landfill in Rockingham County had hit some problems with runoff and an airport, and would not be opening anytime soon. She also said that at the site in Randolph County, that had seemed so promising for a long term solution, they had discovered Native American relics that would greatly slow down the permitting process. Wade added that some of the neighbors of the proposed Randolph County landfill had contacted the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which is the group that beat Greensboro in court time after time last year and kept the White Street Landfill from being used to dispose of Greensboro’s garbage.
The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reports Randolph County Commissioners approved “a request to authorize the contract for additional archaeological studies at the proposed regional landfill site.” It will also be interesting to see if SCSJ opposes the Randolph landfill, considering the fact that staff attorney Chris Brook wrote in an N&R op-ed wrote it “has the potential to minimize impacts.”
As I said during the debate over the proposed reopening of the White Street landfill, it’s a leap of faith to assume someone else wants Greensboro’s garbage in their backyard.
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