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Raleigh Names New Solid Waste Director

Fred Battle will become director of Raleigh's Solid Waste Department on Monday.

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Raleigh has a new solid waste director.

Fred Battle will become director of the department on Monday. He has been assistant director since mid 2005.

Gerald Latta, the former director of the department, was forced to retire after sanitation workers walked out in September.

Employees were protesting the way they said management had treated them.

Battle has been interim director since Latta's retirement.