I wish it was just a C&D. It's going to be a full service landfill.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has a statute on the books saying landfills must be 70 miles apart. Waste Management (WMX) had no luck with the County Council 2 years ago when it was 4-3 opposed. Several months ago WMX went to DHEC and said they would just apply for the permit themselves, and DHEC instead of saying they could not build there at all, said "we will not deal with you so go back to the Spartanburg County Council." Waste Management offered $59 million dollars to the county council to allow this landfill. The council who we thought would be opposed, had one member named David Britt who all of a sudden changed his vote because money was offered. I personally pulled his campaign finance reports and could not find anything on there from WMX. Doesn't mean it won't be there in the future.
Waste Management is in a crunch because the Palmetto Landfill they built in the county 25 years ago is getting to the end of it's Life Span. As if it can't get worse, I thought it was morally wrong to desecrate a river bed so I built the site and felt it was a strong arguement about the river issue.
Not so, as I have found out the "Enoree Landfill" in Greenville County was named that because it too sits off the banks of the Enoree River, and Republic just built it's full service landfill off the banks of the Enoree with a full service landfill in a flood plain in Union County. They just backfilled to raise the elevation and it was allowed. You can see them on Virtual Earth. This is an new landfill. The one Waste Management wants to build will be within 3-5 miles of this Republic landfill.
The address for this:
Union County Regional
MSW Landfill - LF
868 Wildcat Road
Enoree, SC 29335
Tel (864) 969-4460
Here is an article from the news media:
http://www.hometown-news.com/addedValue ... Reader$195