Siting Landfills is No Easy Endeavor – An Oregon County’s Story

Siting Landfills – The nature of permitting, and the steps preceding it, have changed as advancing technology facilitates easier access to information and as agencies often share more information with communities than previously. Greater access is a two-edged sword: it’s made planning easier for developers from a technical stand, but the process has become more public-centric; communities can often weigh in on more details and sooner. With this typically comes opposition. Shane Latimer points to three main focuses in siting projects: analysis of constraints; developing a comprehensive plan; and stakeholder engagement that reduces opposition.




Managing the future of solid waste in Deschutes County