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Yuma County Board of Supervisors approves new landfill rule change

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – New rule changes will be coming to landfills like the South Yuma County Landfill after public input about safety concerns.

“As time goes on, we get more applicants dealing with hazardous waste, and we don't want them within city limits or in populated areas,” Yuma County Supervisor Tony Reyes said.

New rules passed by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors will require hazardous waste treatment facilities and non-hazardous waste treatment facilities in heavy and concentrated industrial districts to apply for a special use permit.

George Amaya, deputy director of departmental development, spoke about what this means going forward.

“By requiring special use permits for both hazardous and non-hazardous facilities, there will be more opportunities for public involvement,” Amaya said.

Amaya has some advice for anyone wanting to voice their concerns about the new rule changes.

“The public will also have an opportunity to voice their opinions on the matter at the Board of Supervisors meeting on the matter,” Amaya said.

The rule changes are expected to come into effect in the coming months.

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