Tag: orange

  • Carolina North Forum: Another Perspective…The Video

    June 4th, 2007, several local grassroot organizations sponsored a forum on Carolina North (Carolina North Forum: Another Perspective”). It was an opportunity for folks within our community to ask questions and contribute suggestions on how best to address the challenges and potential rewards of UNC’s overflow campus. Direct link to movie. Mike Collins (pictured above […]

  • Trash Talk: Waste Not Methane, Want Not Energy – Additional SWAB Conversations

    To try to get the conversation caught up to date (and put the notes in a format Google, Yahoo, etc. will index), I’m republishing the further conversations the Orange County Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) has had on land fill gas utilization. Current membership (as of January 2007) and contact list for the SWAB includes: […]

  • Trash Talk: Waste Not Methane, Want Not Energy, A Few Examples

    I quoted in my post Trash Talk: 1 Megawatt of Waste Not Methane, Want Not Energy… a February, 2006 GeoTimes report titled Recovering Landfill Gas for Energy. Two of the authors, Amarjit Riat and Wayne Blake-Hedges work just North of us at Virginia’s Fairfax County I-95 landfill complex [MAP & INFO]: Riat, a professional engineer, […]

  • Trash Talk: 1 Megawatt of Waste Not Methane, Want Not Energy, April’s SWAB Report Reveals Opportunity

    To flesh out my earlier post “Trash Talk: Waste Not Methane, Want Not Energy” here’s a few comments from the April 6th, 2006 Orange County Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB). There’s a few inline comments demarcated by [CitizenWill:…]. Landfill Gas Preliminary Report (discussed after item 1) Tipton [BJ Tipton – member ] states that other […]

  • Trash Talk: Mar. 13th’s Board of Commissioners Review

    [UPDATE] I won’t be able to attend this evening. Good luck folks. In case you missed it, there’s a meeting on siting the new trash transfer station on Eubanks Rd. this evening. The discussion is item # 9b on the agenda. The BOCC meeting starts at 7:30 pm in the Battle Courtroom 106 E. Margaret […]

  • Trash Talk: If not Eubanks, where?

    Given the anticipated growth patterns in Orange County, siting the transfer station near a high capacity transit corridor would seem to be best. The BOCC has two additional sites located at just such a location – the Eno Economic Development District [EEDD] (as I noted in Orange County’s Garbage Center of Gravity). The EEDD is […]

  • Trash Talk: Media Steps Up to the Plate

    Who, what, where, when and why might provide the context for local issues but without relevant analysis the local media falls down on their obligation to the inform, as fully as possible, the citizenry. “Light and Liberty go together”, as Jefferson said. So does “light and good public policy”. The Chapel Hill News (of which […]

  • Trash Talk: The Ticking Clock

    For a problem 35 years in the making, the push to finalize the site of the transfer station seems precipitous. To echo Mark Chilton’s letter, until a county-wide assessment is made, setting a timetable now is not prudent. Here’s the draft timetable from tonight’s agenda item: It would be nice to see a concurrent push […]

  • 2035 Orange County’s Garbage Center of Gravity?

    I was struck by a conjunction between the following image from the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan Socio-Economic projections I mentioned earlier and the debate currently raging over siting a trash transfer station on Eubanks Road. 35 years ago the Orange County landfill currently blighting the Rogers Road community was […]