Brian Moench and Larry Wallace, representing Wallace Brothers, were present for the meeting.
A transfer station would increase their capability to recycle and reduce waste going to the landfill.
"What's happening here is Larry is receiving trash from Clay County and surrounding counties," Commissioner Paul Sinders explained. "This is being brought in to his facility and the only thing new that's happening is this trash is being brought in, it's going to be dumped and separated out. Recycling will be pulled out, and then everything else will be taken to the dump as it has been. There's no new trash being brought in. There's going to be less items going to the landfill, which I think is a good thing."
At the previous meeting, the commissioners were unable to approve the project due to a lack of needed documents. During Tuesday's meeting, the approval letter from the Solid Waste District of Clay, Owen and Vigo counties was presented. The commissioners also received the documents for the good character law.
The commissioners approved the permit application for the special exception to allow land use for a transfer station for Wallace Transfer and Recycling.
"We'd really like to get this in to the State next week," Wallace said.
Moench explained once the permit application is sent to the State with all the correct documents, the State will conduct a tech review, a needs review and a character review. The process could take between 2-3 months.
"We appreciate you guys doing this," Wallace said at the end of the meeting.
Commissioner Jack Withers responded, "Well, we think it benefits the community."