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Bid open for solid waste site

Potential contractors will have until Wednesday, July 10, to submit a sealed bid to construct a solid waste site at the intersection of Gary Road and Oral Oaks Road in Lunenburg County.

A pre-bid meeting was held Friday, June 28.

“The site plans are available at the Lunenburg County Administration Office for a $10 refundable plan deposit,” an announcement from Lunenburg County officials cited. “Contractors must hold a Class A Contractor’s license and provide proof of coverage for at least $1,000,000 in liability insurance.”

The new solid waste site is among some of the changes that have taken place with solid waste sites in the county.

On June 5, a dumpsite located at St. John’s Church Road closed.

A map of the alternative locations to deposit approved household waste has been posted at the St. John’s Church Road site and online at www.lunenburgva.net.

“Recent months have shown an increase in people depositing unauthorized materials (i.e., tires, waste oil, appliances, etc.) at unmonitored dumpsites, particularly at the St. John’s Church Road Site,” Assistant County Administrator Nicole Clark said in a previous interview.

County officials said in a previous interview that the new solid waste site at the intersection of Gary Road and Oral Oaks Road “will look similar to the ones on Nutbush Road, Rocky Mill Road, and the intersection of Route 40 and Owl Creek Road. Once the Gary Road location is open, the county will close the other remote locations in the southernmost section of the county. The addition of a gated, monitored convenience site will avoid unnecessary taxpayer expenses for cleanup at unmonitored dumpster locations.”

Another solid waste site was previously proposed at the 10,000 block of Longview Drive in Dundas. However, the Lunenburg Planning Commission public hearing for the proposal, scheduled in May, was canceled because the property was reportedly sold, according to county officials at the June Lunenburg Board of Supervisors meeting.

The county will also be seeking a new location for a convenience site in the southeastern quadrant. The parcel, according to county officials, would preferably be approximately 2 acres or less in area, close to Route 138, but not directly on the main route.

Those who own a parcel that is available and meets the guidelines are encouraged to call the County Administration Office at (434) 696-2142, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.