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By January 1, 1998, all unlined landfills were mandated closed. This left local governments, including the cities of Elkin and Raleigh, seeking new places for solid waste disposal. Alternatives included shipping trash to regional landfills.
North Carolina cities and counties are facing an urgent problem that exists nationwide: how to dispose of waste safely and economically. The state is considering incineration and recycling, and forecasting the environmental impact of continued landfill use.