SWANA Supports Federal Court Validation of Horry County Flow Control
On June 11, 2013, SWANA’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to support Horry County, South Carolina, whose flow control ordinance was upheld by a federal district judge.
“Flow control can work effectively to implement integrated municipal waste management programs,” said Anne Germain, SWANA International President. “That’s why, SWANA supports cities, counties and waste authorities that have crafted and implemented waste facility designation programs that balance specific and unique local objectives with the legitimate interests of residents, businesses and other affected parties.”
The case is now pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which covers Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. A decision date has not yet been set.
SWANA’s support is officially recognized by the Amicus brief being submitted on behalf of a number of localities and public waste agencies.
Sandlands C&D, LLC, et al. v. County of Horry, et al., No. 13-1134, 4th Cir., pending
View SWANA’s policy on flow control here.