New Hanover OKs permit for expansion of county’s landfill


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Submitted: Tue, 01/22/2013 - 6:53pm
Updated: Wed, 01/23/2013 - 1:06am
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By Ashley Withers
Ashley.Withers@StarNewsOnline.com

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to grant a special-use permit for the expansion of the county’s landfill.

New Hanover produces more than 200,000 tons of garbage a year, and without the proposed expansion the landfill has a lifespan roughly five years. Officials said expanding it into a more than 200-acre space just off U.S. 421 will give the facility an estimated 45 years of additional life.

The board held a public hearing on the permit during the meeting and two residents spoke in favor of the expansion.

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