Hundreds of Brazos County residents gathered Tuesday night at the Hope Evangelical Church to voice their concerns about a proposed private landfill near College Station.
The landfill would be located two miles west of College Station on FM 60 near Easterwood airport.
Staff members from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality were present at the meeting to hear from residents, many of whom expressed concerns about the possibility of an eyesore in the community.
The landfill would take in 400 to 800 tons of construction and demolition waste each day and could help local businesses by providing a way to dispose of waste, but it is not a welcome project for everyone.
Concerned resident John Bounds said, “This 1100 foot high rubble pile will be here forever, forever. What a legacy to leave our children, our grandchildren, and their grandchildren.”
If approved for Brazos County, the debris pit would take about 15 years to fill before it would grow taller than the area around it. Once filled and covered with dirt, Charles Mancuso of Brazos Valley Recycling says it would resemble a grass hill.