Green Ridge Landfill Approved

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors, on a split vpote, has passed an approval of a community host agreement for a new landfill. The Green Ridge Landfill on the Cumberland/Powhatan County line has been the focus of much controversy and opposition from local residents. The two supervisors who voted against the agreement were Chairman Kevin Ingle and District Two Supervisor Lloyd Banks. A couple changes were approved in the agreement, which include eliminating fly ash as an unacceptable material, having parent company County Waste of Virginia in place of Green Ridge be responsible for the agreement… and establishing a property assurance program for residents who live within a half mile radius of the permitted disposal area. A number of local residents wore pitch black cltohiong to signify their mourning of the impending approval. A few also held signs in protest.

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