Cumberland County Solid Waste invites the public to attend an open house, Thursday, March 2, from 4-7 p.m., at DSS to talk about the future of the Ann Street Landfill.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County Solid Waste invites the public to attend an open house this Thursday to talk about the future of the Ann Street Landfill.
The County will hold a public open house Thursday, March 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cumberland County Department of Social Services at 1225 Ramsey St., Fayetteville. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with members of the project team, learn about potential solutions, and share their feedback on how we can be a better neighbor.
Individuals can also view a “virtual public meeting” and provide comments on the project website at www.cumberlandcountync.gov/annstreetplan from March 2-17.
The Ann Street Landfill is a critical resource for waste disposal for the residents of Cumberland County and its municipalities, including the City of Fayetteville. Every day, thousands of Cumberland County residents and businesses rely on Cumberland County Solid Waste and the Ann Street Landfill for waste disposal.
The landfill, which has operated at this site since 1980, will reach capacity in just seven years. Before then, the County must plan for waste disposal beyond 2030. After thorough study of various possible alternatives, County leaders have concluded that building a transfer station at the Ann Street Landfill is the most feasible short-term solution to allow for a longer-term expansion of the existing Ann Street Landfill to add decades of additional life at the landfill.
The County needs to act on the proposed strategy and is seeking to engage the neighboring residents and businesses and the greater Cumberland County community. This feedback will help identify fair and achievable strategies to reduce potential impacts to the neighboring community as well as identify ways the County can work toward being a good neighbor while providing the highest level of service.
For more information on this project including a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, Alternative Disposal Analysis Report, Environmental Justice Report, information on how a landfill operates and the County’s ongoing efforts to Reimagine Ann Street Landfill and Solid Waste in Cumberland County, go to www.cumberlandcountync.gov/annstreetplan. The website will continue to be updated with new information over the coming months and years as the project moves forward.
You can also find out what happens to your waste by watching the “Where Your Trash Goes in Cumberland County” on the CumberlandCountyNC YouTube channel.
For more information about landfill operations, visit the Cumberland County – Ann Street Landfill webpage.