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North Wake Landfill to close Thursday

Posted May 28, 2008

— Wake County officials have planned a brief ceremony Thursday morning, when the last truckload of trash will be dumped at the North Wake Landfill.

The landfill will be closed and replaced by the controversial South Wake Landfill in Holly Springs, which opened in February after years of stiff opposition from town residents and officials.

County officials plan to provide hiking trails, athletic fields and other recreational opportunities on the closed landfill.


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  • saltygirl2 May 29, 2008

    It's your trash people, quit your crying about it.

  • bigbr0ther May 29, 2008

    Just wait for them to water the football/baseball fields one day and have trash float up. Or imagin the lawsuit if someone playing a soccer game trips and falls on a piece of old glass that was dumped there and gets cut. But hey, at least we dont have to worry about that smell. I remember how bad it was back when I went to school there at the elementary and middle school over ten years ago. I feel bad for the people that had to live there and deal with that smell on a daily basis.

  • uncgrl May 29, 2008

    There is a new transfer station that opened today off Corporation Parkway. If you go to http://www.wakegov.com/recycling/default.htm you can get all the information you need about the landfill in HS and the new transfer station. As for hazardous materials, that stuff never was disposed of in the landfill and can still be taken to the NW hazardous material facility the first Saturday of every month.

  • domotamasi May 29, 2008

    It would have been nice if the article had commented on the status of the transfer station. I understand that it is to remain open. Can anyone confirm?

  • A_Patriot May 29, 2008

    Maybe all the seagulls will migrate to Holly Springs now.

  • Mean Old Mom May 29, 2008

    link to Mt Trashmore in Va Beach. I was there in 1991 and I am still alive to tell about it and have no ill effects that I know of!
    Also, it will be nice to see a decrease in trash trucks on Durant Rd.

  • ncman May 29, 2008

    What happens to the recycling of hazard waste, Used computer components, tires, batteries etc.?

  • Heel from Hell May 29, 2008

    Oh happy, happy day. I live in a neighborhood bordering the landfill and I can't tell you what a treat it'll be to be able to have a rainy day without smelling Newark, NJ!!

    Whatever will the deer eat, though??

  • joel May 29, 2008

    Also take a ride down New Hope Extension off New Bern Ave. You'd never believe that road was once undriveable due to the landfill smell.

  • Rolling Along May 29, 2008

    craziecrafter...google Mount Trashmore in Virgina Beach/Norfolk...