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Legislators Push Back Against Proposed Waste Transfer Station in Bastrop County, Texas

The local community is concerned about the potentially negative and dangerous impact on local traffic, an odor nuisance and the fact that the location of the proposed facility is in the 100-year floodplain.

Texas State Senator Kirk Watson and Texas State Representative John Cyrier have joined the Bastrop County, Texas, Commissioners Court and the Bastrop school district in calling for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to deny a proposed permit to build a waste transfer station that will take up to 2,500 tons of waste per day from local collection sites and reorganize it on larger trucks before hauling it to landfill.

Lealco, a subsidiary of Waste Connections, has created and submitted the proposal for the waste transfer station, which is raising concerns amongst legislators, the local school district and residents. The local community is concerned about the potentially negative and dangerous impact on local traffic, an odor nuisance and the fact that the location of the proposed facility is in the 100-year floodplain.

Statesman has more:

Sen. Kirk Watson and Rep. John Cyrier have joined the Bastrop County Commissioners Court and Bastrop school district in calling for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to deny a permit to locate a waste transfer station on Texas 21 near its intersection with FM 812 in Cedar Creek.

Lealco, a subsidiary of Waste Connections, is proposing to build a waste transfer station that will take up to 2,500 tons of trash per day from local garbage collection sites and reorganize it on larger trucks before taking it to the landfill.

It is estimated the facility could have about 300 garbage trucks coming through its doors daily, creating a dangerous intersection at Texas 21 and FM 812, which is a few hundred yards away, Bastrop commissioners said in a resolution approved earlier this month opposing the project.

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