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Public hearing set for proposed landfill in Jones County

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MAYSVILLE, N.C. -

A new landfill could soon be coming to Jones County.

An Onslow County company is proposing to build a 16 acre landfill in the town of Maysville on Greenway Boulevard off U.S. Highway 17. It's a project three years in the making.

"I think the investors felt Jones County was a good location with all the building that's going to be going on in the next 25-30 years," said Jonathan Franklin, Maysville town manager.

The landfill would only accept construction and demolition debris, no solid waste.

The town manager says it'll cost the company four to five million dollars.

The move is expected to bring 30 jobs, including managers and recycling operators.

"It's very nice, it's a place where people that's needs jobs and I think it'll be good for the town of Maysville," said Elvira Mattocks, Maysville resident.

Franklin says the facility will have a recycling center in the front and a landfill in the back.
Both portions earn the town money.

"Any material that goes through will first go through the recycling center. They're looking about 60% of the material will be recycled, and the rest will go to the landfill," said Franklin.

For every ton of waste that goes through the gate, Maysville gets two dollars. Franklin estimates it'll add up to 100-thousand dollars every year.

That money will likely to go into infrastructure like "water, sewer, parks, just anything like that that'll make the town a better place to live," said Franklin.

But not everyone's on board.

"I definitely think it will affect the air. Trash and everything stinks," said Jennifer Finley, who lives next to where the landfill is proposed.

She says if there's a stench, it could be unhealthy for her two children, who like to play outside.

"It's going to pollute the air no matter how hard they try to cover it up," she said.

Franklin says there shouldn't be a stench because the landfill will not accept solid waste.  He hopes construction to begin in January and that the site will be active in March or Apriil.

A public hearing on the landfill will be Tuesday at 6 PM at Maysville Elementary School.

Interested parties may submit written statements and data concerning the proposed permit at the meeting or may submit them by mail until 5 p.m. Dec. 31 to: Geof Little, Division of Waste Management, Solid Waste Section, 1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1646.

Written comments may also be sent by email to geof.little@ncdenr.gov.

The landfill would be open the public, accepting waste from Jones and each of the five surrounding counties.

A company called Green Recycling Solutions, LLC is proposing the landfill. The owner of the company, James Maides, is also a partner at Carolina South Builders, a residential home construction company in Jacksonville.

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