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WUNC reports from Greensboro about Guilford County and surrounding area.

Greensboro Residents Oppose Landfill Re-Opening

Opposition is mounting against reopening Greensboro’s only landfill to solid household waste. The proposal upsets nearby residents who say it could harm their health and future development. A previous city council voted to close the landfill, which is located in a residential area. Former Councilwoman Goldie Wells is part of the Concerned Citizens of Northeast Greensboro.

"It shouldn’t have been brought up again because we had fought the battle once before. It’s not good for the community, not good for economic growth in this area, and really for the city of Greensboro."

Some council members say reopening the landfill would save the city money and cut down on pollution. The city currently ships its trash to Montgomery County, and that contract runs out this summer.

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