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Republic Services to take county construction debris at Stanley site

ELIZABETH HEFFNER
Staff Writer

After receiving significant backlash from East Lincoln residents regarding the banning in July of construction and demolition (C&D) waste at convenience sites, county officials appear to have found an alternative solution.
According to a press release issued Friday by Assistant County Manager Martha Lide, Republic Services’ Lake Norman Landfill will be accepting C&D materials from Lincoln County residents starting Sept. 1.
Interested residents will be required to pay at a reduced rate of $30 per load for pick-ups or single axle trailers. Lincoln County residents that own businesses or that are contractors will be required to pay at a rate of $38.75 per ton in addition to a fuel and environmental recovery fee. Contractors and businesses must have a minimum of one ton to utilize Republic Services’ Lake Norman Landfill.
The press release stressed that the rate is determined by load and not by weight. In order for a resident to use the Republic Landfill for the reduced rate, “a current Lincoln County Solid Waste sticker (must be) displayed on his/her vehicle windshield.”
The changes in rules and fees regarding solid waste disposal that were enacted July 1 were deemed necessary by the county for the continued cost effective landfill operation and future cell expansions. In addition to the C&D restrictions, county commissioners approved increasing fees for tipping municipal solid waste at the Crouse landfill from $32 to $38 per ton, while the tipping fees for C&D waste at the landfill increased from $20 to $30.
According to the press release, wheelbarrow-size loads of C&D material will still be accepted at Lincoln County Solid Waste Convenience Sites. For larger loads, Lincoln County Solid Waste will continue to accept C&D waste at the Crouse Landfill for $30 per ton.
The Lake Norman C&D Landfill is located at 7099 Quarry Lane in Stanley, just south of the Highway 73 and Business Highway 16 intersection. The operating hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information regarding the Lake Norman C&D Landfill, contact Republic Services General Manager Bart Keller at (704) 262-6002. For more information about Lincoln County’s Solid Waste Department, visit www.lincolncounty.org/solidwaste.

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