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Victoria County Commissioners clear way for Landfill expansion

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Victoria County Commissioners took their final steps towards allowing the City of Victoria to expand the Victoria Landfill after amending a county ordinance Monday morning.

Under the old Solid Waste Disposal ordinance, the city could not expand the landfill past it's original size because the landfill is located on the county's land. With the amendment, the city will now be able to expand the landfill using the two hundred and forty four acres the city purchased last year. County Judge Ben Zeller remarked the landfill expansion will keep it active for decades to come.

"Well, their expansion will extend the life of that landfill significantly longer. The number of years will change based upon the economy, whether or not we have hurricanes but it was a smart thing to do, I think. And, we're happy to work with our friends over at the city of Victoria and finally get this done."

The expansion of the Victoria Landfill is set to begin later this year. 

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