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U.S. 192 Landfill Proposal has Brevard Commissioners Divided

Article-U.S. 192 Landfill Proposal has Brevard Commissioners Divided

The commissioners of Brevard County, Fla., cannot come to an agreement on a proposal for a 2,980-acre landfill close to U.S. 192, which would replace the county’s Sarno Road landfill. The proposal states that the U.S. 192 site would be used as a Class III landfill for construction and demolition debris that currently goes to the Sarno Road landfill, which is on track to reach its capacity by 2023.

The plans also call for the county to continue bringing regular commercial and residential garbage to its Cocoa-area landfill, which has at least 25 more years until it reaches its capacity. Once it reaches capacity, the U.S. 192 landfill would be the next option for the county’s commercial and residential trash.

The commissioners are still is discussion about the new landfill, and they haven’t set a date about when a decision will be made at this time.

Florida Today has the details:

County commissioners are divided on what to do about a proposal to open a landfill at a site the county owns just north of U.S. 192 in western Brevard County.

Commissioners Andy Anderson and Trudie Infantini continued to raise concerns about the idea during a workshop Thursday. Commission Vice Chair Curt Smith and Commissioner Robin Fisher were more receptive. And Commission Chairman Jim Barfield says he wants to get a lot more information before forming an opinion.

“We’re not anywhere near making a decision.” Barfield said after three hours of presentations, commission debate and public comment at Thursday’s workshop. “We’re not there yet.”

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