Lemon remains hopeful about Box Elder landfill agreement

Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon says he is not optimistic about the chances of taking local garbage to Box Elder County after meeting with commissioners from that county last week. Logan City operates the solid waste system for all of Cache County and representatives of both Logan and Cache County attended the meeting.Several years ago there was an agreement between Box Elder County and NURLA (the Northern Utah Regional Landfill Authority) which would have made Little Mountain in Box Elder County a regional landfill owned by several Northern Utah counties.Voters in Box Elder County, however, supported a ballot referendum that dissolved the agreement. Lemon says he’s not ready to give up.”I’d like the county and Logan City to look and say, ‘we kind of know where Box Elder’s at. We have citizens who would really like us to consider sending it there,'” Lemon says. “I would like us to put together a proposal and put in that proposal what we need. Then send it to Box Elder County and see what kind of response we get.”Since then, a landfill site has been purchased north of Clarkston near the Idaho border and the property is going through the rezoning process. Lemon says people from both counties have expressed support for Cache County using the Box Elder County landfill so he is still hoping something can be worked out.

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