HAVELOCK, N.C. (WNCT) – Monday at 7 pm, the Havelock Board of Commissioners will meet to discuss future plans for an abandoned landfill.
They call for the city to eventually take ownership of the old Phoenix Recycling site, located near the entrance of the Tucker Creek subdivision.
The landfill officially closed in 2000 with over 200 thousand cubic yards of waste on approximately 35 acres of land, which the city hopes to redevelop as a park or housing subdivision.
“We’ve got all this construction debris under piles of mulch that’s right next to a school and right next to a neighborhood,” said Havelock Mayor Will Lewis. “And with all the housing that is right here and all the kids that are right here we think a park would be a perfect fit.”
City officials have worked with the EPA, the NC Department of Natural Resources and Craven County and hope to move forward with the project.