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Waco City Council still looking at sites for landfill

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The search and study continue for an alternative new landfill site in Waco.

Waco Public Works director Chuck Dowdell presented more options to the Waco City Council Tuesday after members rejected others at a meeting in June.

He said they cut down a list of more than 60 potential sites to two that are within a 15-mile-radius of the city, and two that are slightly outside that.

The two within the 15-mile-radius include the already-proposed Old Lorena Road site and another undisclosed site.

Dowdell said that one would be 250 acres, and would cost about $2.3 million. Dowdell compared that to the Old Lorena Road site that is 290 acres and $1.8 million.

Waco City Council members said while they will still consider those sites, they would like to look at another land that isn't currently for sale.

All this to try to cut down on costs, and appease those who protested the existing proposed landfill site that is near the current one off of Old McGregor Road and Highway 84.

Once the council does select a site, it will host public meetings before determining where the new landfill should go.

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