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Dec 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

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03:05 pm - Wed, November 13 2013
trafman said:
Keep the Yamhill county landfill open and let it have the expansion needed for future operation. It is a vital operation for our county and all our cities businesses. A lot of our local residents use the landfill to dispose of large amounts of trash. It's an affordable price for everyone to use their service. Just ask anyone living under Metro's jurisdiction, getting rid of trash at any of their operations comes at a high cost to their pocketbooks.
The groups against the landfill think its in downtown McMinnville when its outside the township. Hillsboro's big mountain landfill is in the city limits surrounded by residental subdivisions. They both coexist just fine.
Closing the landfill down will make the County's back roads a dumping ground for trash,thus having the County's road department remove it. Washington County deals with this issue almost everyday. I believe this wouldn't make the winery industry very happy either. I live northeast of the landfill now for over 10 years and have yet to smell the oder from it.
keep the County cleaner and the business community thriving by allowing the continual operation of our landfill.

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