Basic info about landfill in search for evidence relating to Zahra

On Thursday, Caldwell County released this information about the landfill where officials are searching for "evidence" in the Zahra case:

Basic Information about the landfill in Caldwell County

The property the landfill is located on is owned by Caldwell County and is leased to Republic Services of North Carolina, LLC.  The name of the landfill is Foothills Environmental, Inc.

The property is little over 600 acres with the operations footprint of the actual landfill being approximately 40 acres. The surrounding acreage provides buffer required for landfills and dirt for covering the trash brought in.

Approximately 1200 tons of trash is brought into the landfill every day.

The nine (9) North Carolina counties currently bringing trash to this landfill are: Caldwell, Burke, McDowell, Yadkin, Alleghany, Alexander, Mitchell, Yancey and Watauga.

Specific questions about the search operation and how it is being conducted should be directed to the Hickory Police Department, Hickory, NC.

LouAnne Kincaid
Caldwell County Public Information Officer