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Madison Heights, Mich., and SOCRRA Reach Agreement on Waste Transfer Station

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SOCRRA has agreed to clean up its transfer station in the city, and Madison Heights has agreed to let SOCRRA bring limited amounts of waste to the transfer station until December 31.

Madison Heights, Mich., and municipal corporation SOCRRA have been feuding for decades. Recently, the duo debated over using an old incinerator site on John R in Madison Heights as a waste transfer station. And after a six-hour meeting, SOCRRA agreed to clean up its transfer station in the city, and Madison Heights agreed to let SOCRRA bring limited amounts of waste to the transfer station until December 31, 2017, when its new multimillion-dollar, single stream recycling plant in Troy is expected to be complete.

Detroit Free Press has more:

Their feud goes back decades. 

But the rancor has cooled in their latest skirmish over rubbish and recycling and the use of an old incinerator site on John R in Madison Heights as a waste transfer station.

The trash-talkin’ little guy — that’s the City of Madison Heights; population 30,000 — has cut a deal with the giant, impersonal foe called SOCRRA, a waste authority 25 times bigger, covering 750,000 residents in Oakland County.

Read the full story here.

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