Landfill permit change makes economic sense
The ongoing comment period about accepting out-of-county waste at Haywood County’s lone landfill in White Oak is one that has drawn little response. At a public hearing conducted by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, only four people spoke out.
The hearing and final decision by the state agency is necessary to modify a 1993 landfill operating permit issued to Haywood County. The original permit stipulated that only solid waste generated in Haywood could be buried at the site. If the permit is modified as requested, solid waste from western North Carolina counties could also be accepted.
Santek Environmental, which has a contract with Haywood County to manage the landfill, has agreed to take over all landfill expansion, closure and post closure costs associated with ...