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Public can weigh in on plans for reducing landfill waste
Now is the public’s chance to give input on how Stafford County crafts its request for proposals for a project at the regional landfill that could reduce waste.
Through the Rappahannock Regional Waste Management Board—commonly known as the R–Board—Stafford and Fredericksburg run the regional landfill on Eskimo Hill Road, along with other locations.
The R–Board had pursued a project proposed by Energy Extraction Partners over the past year that would convert municipal solid waste—your everyday landfill trash—plus additional imported tires into electricity to sell back to the grid, along with other by-products.
But then the Stafford Board of Supervisors questioned the proposal, and the R–Board decided to look at other possible projects.
Citizens asked to be more involved this time around, so the six-member R–Board promised that public input would be sought.
The new request for proposals will ask business for their ideas on an alternative solid-waste disposal management program in Stafford. A draft proposal is posted at staffordcounty va.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4436 and can be viewed at the county administrator’s office by calling 540/659-4541.
Comments will be accepted by Deputy County Administrator Keith Dayton through Oct. 16 by email, phone or U.S. mail. He can be reached at email@example.com or 540/658-5125. Mailed items should be directed to Dayton, George L. Gordon Jr. Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford VA, 22554.
Katie Thisdell: 540/735-1975