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Waco, Texas, to Consider New Sites for Landfill Following Backlash

The city is moving quickly to look at additional sites because the city’s current landfill is expected to reach capacity in the next six to eight years.

After receiving backlash from the community, the City of Waco, Texas, has announced that it will be considering additional sites for its new landfill.

The city is moving quickly to look at additional sites because the city’s current landfill is expected to reach capacity in the next six to eight years, and the permit process for the city’s new landfill is slated to take four to six years.

KXXV has more:

The City of Waco announced Monday evening they would be considering other sites for a new landfill after received backlash from the community.

Bradford Holland, lives near the Highway 84 landfill. Holland heads the Citizens Against Highway 84 Landfill. He opposes the plan in the area saying it's not viable long term because of how the area is expanding.

"The current site is not a 40 year site - it's on the avenue of growth. It's the busiest intersection that's not on I-35," Holland said.

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