Ada Commishes Wednesday trashed a proposed private landfill plan in the desert southeast of Boise along Kuna-Mora Road , subsequently making it more attractive to developers eager to cover our open spaces with houses.
Allied Waste Systems, the parent of trash collector BFI, had applied to build a 500 acre landfill facility, but the Ada Planning and Zoning Commission couldn’t reach a decision, allowing the application to die. Allied appealed to the full Board of County Commishes who turned them down, citing a desire to not impede growth and to keep the skies near the airport free of birds.
We see it as a pro-growth move on one hand and a logical decision to keep the county from turning into a dumping ground on the other hand…Sort of “choose your poison.”
Future decisions by either the county or city regarding ANY kind of development need to realize more development will create more waste (trash, garbage, junk) which will in turn create increased demand for landfill dumping grounds.
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