waste transfer station

County Commissioners Transfer Station Siting Work Session

Via e-mail notice from Orange County:

The agenda for the Orange County Board of Commissioners' Transfer Station Siting Work Session on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. has been posted to the link below.
This is a large PDF file (23 MB) with 10 maps and make take some time to download.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 1:30pm

Wasting economic development

I have to say that besides Eubanks Road, Hillsborough (or of any of our municipalities) is about the worst place I can imagine putting our future waste transfer station. Apparently the two sites being looked at there are in an economic development zone. Unless they are planning for it to heavy industrial development, it doesn't seem like a good fit. (The DTH has a small graphic of the top 10 sites and Hillsborough's response to the two sites on their doorstep.)

These suggestions are so off the wall that I am wondering if they're preparing us for something really awful. I am ready for the Commissioners to get rid of the siting consultants and step up to take some responsibility for our county's garbage for a change.

Sorry this post is so short - I am running our the door to travel to a family gathering. Will be out of town until Tuesday night, but I will still be checking on y'all so behave! ;-)

Support Rogers Road at BOCC Waste Transfer Station Meeting

Orange County Community Organizations Join Forces to Oppose Waste Transfer Station

The Orange County Organizing Committee (OCOC) has come forward to support the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) and the Coalition to End Environmental Racism (CEER) in their on-going efforts to oppose the building of the proposed Orange County Solid Waste Transfer Station at the present site of the Orange County Landfill.

The Eubanks Road landfill site is immediately adjacent to the historic Rogers Road neighborhood, home to a vibrant African American community for more than 150 years. The Rogers Road community has borne the burdens of living with Orange County's garbage for 36 years, and now the Eubanks Road landfill site is near the top of the list of proposed sites for the Waste Transfer Station.

Supporters of this community-wide effort to block the siting of a Waste Transfer Station on Eubanks Road are encouraged to join the large community turnout on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. The Orange County Board of County Commissioners Waste Transfer Station work-session will be held at the Southern Human Services Center, at 2501 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill.


The Orange County Organizing Committee is a broad-based, non-partisan organization of dues-paying member congregations, associations, neighborhoods and non-profits committed to building power for sustainable social and economic change. OCOC is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the oldest and largest national organizing and leadership development network in the United States.

The Coalition to End Environmental Racism (CEER) and the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) consist of residents of the Rogers Road community along with residents of Orange County and members of UNC. They have been working on the Waste Transfer Station relocation issue since April 2007.

For more information contact:

RENA/CEER: Minister Robert Campbell, 933-6210
RENA/CEER: Neloa Jones, 360-1364 
OCOC: Tish Galu, 225-2986
Background information at: http://rogersroad.wordpress.com/


Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 1:30pm


Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

Work session on Waste Transfer Station

For those following the Waste Transfer Station siting process, the next work session with the BOCC and Olver Corporation will be this Tuesday May 20 at 5:30 pm at the OC Dept. of Social Services at 2501 Homestead Road,Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

This important work session will be focusing on finalizing the "Exclusionary Criteria" for selecting the Waste Transfer Station site and is open to all.

Background materials may be found at the BOCC web site at: http://www.co.orange.nc.us/OCCLERKS/080520e.htm

The regular BOCC meeting follows at 7:30.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 1:30pm


Southern Orange Human Services Center

Transfer Station Siting - Public Information Session

Via David Hunt:

Date: March 25, 2008
Contact: Bob Sallach
, Olver, Inc., 704-527-3227

Transfer Station Siting Process Public Information Sessions

Transfer station siting public information sessions are scheduled for Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the F. Gordon Battle Courtroom, 106 E. Margaret Lane, in Hillsborough and on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Rd., in Chapel Hill.

The public information sessions will include a presentation describing the function and operation of a solid waste transfer station. The transfer station siting process will also be discussed in detail focusing on the purpose and use of technical and community-specific criteria and weighting factors in the evaluation and final selection of a recommended site.

· Exclusionary Criteria include the stipulation of areas where development is prohibited by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. Exclusionary criteria also include consideration of transportation distance, land use, zoning requirements, watershed protection, and other factors that may significantly impact the environment, facility costs, or project implementation.

· Technical Criteria include specific engineering, operation, and transportation parameters that should be considered to assure that sites are feasible from a technical design, environmental, and economic prospective.

· Community-Specific Criteria consider the impacts that the facility will have on the surrounding community.

The primary objective of these public information sessions will be for Olver, Inc. to provide the public at large with information regarding the operation of a transfer station; to provide the public at large with information regarding the site selection process; and to receive broad public input and comment on the preliminary set of site selection criteria and weighting factors, so that the needs and concerns of the residents of Orange County can be integrated into the final decision-making process.

These public information sessions are being conducted by Olver, Inc. on behalf of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. A summary of session proceedings will be provided to the Board and posted to the website being maintained by Olver, Inc. as part of the Orange County Transfer Station siting project.

For more information, go to http://www.olver.com/orangecounty/

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Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm


Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill



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