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Waste from Hurricane Florence Continues to Overwhelm North Carolina Landfills

(TNS) - More than four months after Hurricane Florence battered the state, rivers of waste are still flowing to landfills in eastern North Carolina in volumes that their managers say they have never before seen.

Uprooted trees, broken furniture, sodden carpets, soggy sheet rock, smashed fencing, crushed carports and moldy clothing make up the mix of items destroyed by the September storm and subsequent flooding.

The trash piling up at some sites may not be disposed of until summer — or perhaps not until next year. Caravans of trucks are bringing new waste daily, and solid waste workers are logging major overtime to keep up with the load.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Waste-From-Hurricane-Florence-Continues-to-Overwhelm-North-Carolina-Landfills.html