Retired Charlotte landfill finds new life as a solar farm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A Charlotte landfill closed for nearly 50 years will soon finally find new life as a solar farm.
The Charlotte City Council has approved a lease on 22 acres on the old landfill site just north of uptown. The site has not been used since the landfill closed in 1970 – well before there were standards in place on what kind of waste could be put there or even that the trash should be buried.
The Charlotte Observer reports that solar farms are one of many ways North Carolina is trying to reuse the 675 old landfill sites across the state. A state program is working to clean up about 80 sites across North Carolina.
A solar farm is also coming to an old Gaston County landfill.
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