From Our Files (April 27, 2022)


April 27, 2022

April 27, 1972

About 50 people met with two representatives of the Department of Environmental Quality and officials of a five county Solid Waste Management Model Plan committee at the site of the Holley dump.

After an hour of argument between local residents and DEQ, it’s still not known whether Lester Weld, owner of the Sweet Home Sanitation Co., will be allowed to continue operation of the dump.

Representatives for the DEQ denied they plan to close the site within two weeks, but said only three of 17 dumps in the five county Mid-Willamette Valley area would be able to comply with new...

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