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Fruitland Transfer Station Update

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. - Many of us live in areas where garbage trucks come by to pick up our trash, but some residents in the Fruitland area will have to find a new place to dump their rubbish since their transfer station is shutting down in a few months.

After the County Council decided against purchasing the land where the Fruitland Transfer station sits earlier this month, County Executive Rick Pollitt held a community meeting to discuss future plans.  But not everyone is for the move.

"I'd like to see the transfer station stay where it is" said Fruitland resident, SJ Disharoo "doesn't bother me a bit.  I'm down the road from it about three quarters of a mile"

The trash and recycling station was opened on Walnut Tree Road as a temporary site.  The idea of purchasing the land was brought up to the County Council, but complaints about increased traffic, noise, dust, and foul odors have county executives looking for a new location.  They have some in mind, but because nothing is set in stone, officials are staying tight lipped.

In the mean time, the Council is working on ways to improve the current site.

"One of the things we're going be showing is how we're going to relocate the entrance to walnut tree road rather than Allen road which I think will help take it out of some of the more congested neighborhoods" said County Executive Pollitt.

The county has until the end of February to find a new site for the transfer station.

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