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November 26, 1996
LANDFILL. Recycling Center. Firearms Facility?That's the curious choice facing visitors driving into Carroll County's Northern Landill, off Route 140 near Reese. The new sign at the entrance to the dirt road of the fenced complex signals the opening of the new county firing range on the edge of the property.It is expected to be a popular recreation attraction, in a county that has a large number of hunters and marksmen in need of a regulated practice facility. The Carroll County Sportsmen's Association, the state Department of Natural Resources, the National Rifle Association and the county combined resources to build the $60,000 range.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1996
Nobody knows how many old mattresses and box springs have been put to bed in Carroll County landfills. But with the help of Baltimore business, the county now has a way to extend the useful life of some of the bedding -- and of the Northern Landfill.The county started a 90-day trial agreement in April with International Furniture and Bedding Inc. of Baltimore. Under the test, the company is taking usable mattresses and box springs left at the recycling trailer it placed at the Northern Landfill and refurbishing them for resale.
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By Peter A. Jay | February 18, 1996
HAVRE de GRACE -- They're dumping bodies in Harford County again. This has been an occasional problem over the years, and it seems to be growing worse. It's one of the disadvantages of our position astride the I-95 ''transportation corridor,'' a location about which our economic-development people like to boast. Being less than an hour from anywhere in Baltimore doesn't help much either.Other counties may have similar difficulties, but Harford seems to have particular appeal as a dumping ground.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | November 15, 1994
Whoever dumped carpet, wallpaper, paint cans and a pizza delivery box into an unnamed tributary of Turkeyfoot Run didn't intend to be caught."They even tore the name off the pizza box," said Robert A. King Jr., a county government water resources specialist who spotted the illegally dumped items as he drove along Brick Church Road near Westminster yesterday.Mr. King said what he found yesterday is part of a pattern: More trash has been ending up in Carroll streams since higher fees went into effect July 1 at the county landfill.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | May 25, 1994
For several weeks, Eastern Waste Industries has been taking advantage of the county's indecision on yard waste by offering to collect grass, shrubs, leaves and prunings for individual municipalities.The company has approached at least two towns about collecting and transporting yard waste to the county landfill for a flat fee and the purchase of fluorescent stickers to identify each bag of vegetation.The county commissioners are still trying to decide how to handle yard waste and whether and how much to charge to process it at the county landfill.
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By KEVIN THOMAS | December 19, 1993
I would be howling mad if I lived near the Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville.Do the nightmares ever cease for these people? First, they had to contend with the fact that seepage from the landfill has contaminated nearby ground water with known carcinogens. Then, for months, there's been the torture of waiting to see if the contamination has infected residential wells.And now, Howard County officials have told residents they will be responsible for paying to have their homes hooked up to the public water and sewer system -- at a cost running into tens of thousands of dollars.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | December 5, 1993
Howard officials have denied allegations in a civil suit filed by a couple who contend that contamination at the county's Alpha Ridge Landfill has destroyed the value of their land.But County Executive Charles I Ecker acknowledges that he's concerned that the case -- the first of its kind in the county -- will prompt other property owners near three contaminated Howard landfills to go to court.Clyde and Shirley Pendleton filed a suit in Howard Circuit Court in October, asking the court to award them more than $2.6 million in damages for the diminished value of 156 acres they own next to the county landfill in Marriottsville ."
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | July 23, 1993
A committee that's studying whether Carroll should build a new jail or expand the existing one yesterday discussed the pros and cons of building a jail at the Northern Landfill.The nine-member committee toured the 260-acre site on Route 140 and looked at a five-acre parcel toward the front that likely would be the only spot suitable for a jail.The landfill is within minutes of the courthouse, but it might be costly to hook up utility lines there, said committee member George Hardinger of Silver Run, who is director of capital projects for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Montgomery County.
NEWS
July 19, 1993
Helicopter search nets landfill arrestsA county police helicopter search led to the arrests yesterday of a Severn man and his 16-year-old companion for allegedly breaking into a county landfill and causing more than $50,000 damage.Eric William Smith, 18, of the 100 block of Gambrills Road, has been charged with four counts of breaking and entering, three counts of theft of over $300 and four counts of destruction of property.Charges are pending against the juvenile.County police said they responded to a burglar alarm at the Anne Arundel County Landfill at 389 Burns Crossing Road about 2:30 a.m. yesterday.
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By MIKE BURNS | July 18, 1993
Harford County's noisome trash disposal dispute with Bel Air could lead to a complete overturn of the $35-a-ton tipping fee charged users of the county's Scarboro landfill.An opinion letter from the state attorney general concludes that the tipping fee -- imposed to encourage and fund recycling programs -- is a tax that requires an enabling law passed by the General Assembly.There is no such enabling law; none was even filed during the last two annual sessions of the legislature. (One has now been drafted to meet the possible emergency.
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