MAYILLE – The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting that the county legislature’s audit and control committee on Thursday discussed the possibility of establishing a solid waste flow control law.
Under terms of the law, all residents and commercial haulers in the county would have to dispose of their garbage in the county landfill.
County officials say most residents and entities for the most part already bring solid waste to the county landfill and that the proposed measure would just confirm that it is a requirement.
Committee members say that while the new law would insulate the county from fair and legitimate competition, there is some concern it would also create a monopoly for the county, so it would be up to lawmakers to make sure residents and businesses aren’t being gauged with unfair rates.
A draft of the proposal could be put before legislators in February or March.