Sequim: City, county discuss solid waste disposal plan

SEQUIM — Clallam County and Sequim City officials are calling for intensified discussions on how to deal with solid waste with the anticipated closure of the Port Angeles landfill in 2006.

“It is coming to a head a lot sooner than we think,” Councilman Bill Huizinga said. “We need to be addressing this issue. Should the city of Sequim be doing anything now to help?”

Huizinga’s remarks came during a joint meeting Thursday of Clallam County commissioners and the City Council.

City public works director James Bay said it is a primary concern of the County Solid Waste Committee.

“We have talked about privatization,” said County Emergency Services Director Joe Ciarlo, indicating exportation or transfer to “mega-waste” sites in Eastern Washington or Eastern Oregon may be the solution.

“We have to hear what the city of Port Angeles wants to do before anything can be decided,” he said.

Full details appear in today’s edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Click onto “Subscribe” to have your PDN delivered to your home or office.

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