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Montgomery County, Va., Approves Waste Ordinance

Montgomery County, Va., Approves Waste Ordinance

The new ordinance requires all commercial garbage to be delivered to facilities operated by the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority.

The Montgomery County, Va., Board of Supervisors recently passed a new ordinance, requiring all commercial garbage to be delivered to facilities operated by the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority.

The ordinance will not impact recyclable materials and manufacturing and construction waste, and companies currently collecting waste in the county will be given a five-year grace period, according to a report by The Roanoke Times.

While the ordinance passed on a 6-1 vote, it received some pushback from private waste haulers and the Virginia Waste Industries Association.

The Roanoke Times has more information:

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance Monday night requiring that all commercial garbage collected within the locality be delivered to facilities operated by the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority.

The so-called flow control ordinance, which passed on a 6-1 vote, will only affect the processing of garbage, not recyclable materials and manufacturing and construction waste.

Companies that currently collect waste in Montgomery County will be given a five-year grace period.

Read the full story here.

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