Consultant to study Rockingham Co. Landfill expansion

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- Rockingham County Commisisoners have voted to hire an engineering firm to review the county landfill.

People who live in Rockingham County are against expanding the landfill and turning it into a regional landfill.  However, county manager Lance Metzler said a report would give commissioners facts they need to make an informed decision.

"It will give us the longevity of our landfill--we have 700-plus acres we haven't developed-- and how much of this 700 is really usable," said Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Mabe.

Commissioners will use landfill funds to pay for the study.  The Board of Commissioners will not take up the topic of expanding the landfill again until the environmental report is done.

It could take up to four months for a consultant to study the county landfill.