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Chesapeake Council to Discuss Solid Waste Management Facility

Chesapeake Council to Discuss Solid Waste Management Facility

The City Council could vote on a proposed solid waste management facility near the High Rise Bridge and a 114-condo development in southern Chesapeake at tonight's meeting.

Hampton Roads Integrated BioEnergy Complex, which would convert household waste to energy pellets, would be built on a 64-acre parcel off Bainbridge Boulevard. The owners of the facility hope to receive the contract for processing the region's trash after 2018.

Before that can be a possibility, the council must approve a conditional-use permit and setback reduction. City code prohibits solid waste management facilities from being within 1,500 feet of homes. The proposed facility has two homes within that radius.

Continue reading at The Virginia-Pilot

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