WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County is moving dirt from its former rubble landfill on Kemps Mill Road, west of Hagerstown, to cap the Resh Road Landfill.
"That's always been in the plan," Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Friday.
Although Commissioner John C. Munson said Thursday that preparations to reopen the rubble landfill in a year or so are under way, Snook said that's not the case. Snook said the commissioners have not decided yet whether to open the landfill again.
The county closed the rubble landfill about the time Forty West Landfill opened in 2000.
In 2004, Director of Public Works Gary Rohrer said the county thought it could save money by closing the Kemps Mill Road landfill and directing building debris to Forty West Landfill.
However, the amount of construction material going to Forty West Landfill rose because of large demolition projects, such as the former Wal-Mart building, and redevelopment in Hagerstown.