Chesterfield Landfill Says It Won’t Accept ‘Fly Ash’

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CHESTERFIELD, VA—After Chesterfield residents voiced concerns over a landfill's proposal to accept “fly ash,” a material that's potentially harmful to one's health, the landfill said it will withdraw its request to accept the material.

In a statement, Skinquarter Landfill announced a decision not to accept fly ash, and said it will withdrawal its request to accept the material.

The company said while it believes the material was environmentally and economically beneficial to the community, it has decided not to accept the materials due to the community's concerns over transporting the material to the site.

“Fly ash” and “fluff” are materials can be harmful to your health, and when Skinquarter Landfill in Chesterfield County announced plans to accept the materials, some residents were outraged.

Chesterfield resident Missy D'Aconti was stunned to learn the landfill planed to start collecting the two new kinds of waste.

Fly ash is a term for coal combustion products, and fluff is automobile shredder residue.

“It's dangerous. There's no reason for it,” Missy said.

Very few facilities currently accept the materials. Currently, the landfill is mainly used for wood product recycling.

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