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Residents Outraged Over Proposed Trash Facility in Pawtucket, R.I.

Residents and businesses claim the new building would attract more rats, produce more odors, depreciate properties and increase traffic.

The city of Pawtucket, R.I., home to a transfer station operated by a Smithfield-based private company, has signed onto a proposed plan that would increase the volume of trash circulating through the neighborhood of Fairlawn to up to 2,000 tons of day.

This proposed plan has sparked outrage from local residents and businesses, which claim the new building would attract more rats, produce more odors, depreciate properties and increase traffic.

Providence Journal has more details:

Deep in the neighborhood of Fairlawn, the City of Pawtucket hosts a transfer station, a place where trash is dumped, handled, then hauled off to Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston.

Operated by a Smithfield-based private company, the outdoor trash facility on Grotto Avenue handles about 450 tons of trash per day.

That figure comes from the City of Pawtucket, which, to the ire of many Fairlawn residents, has signed on to a plan that would raise the volume of trash circulating through Fairlawn to as much as 2,000 tons per day.

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