By Michael P. McKinney, The Providence Journal, R.I. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 22--TIVERTON -- The town could end up millions of dollars short of the money needed to close the landfill in several years, but as yet there appears to be no consensus on how to avoid that fate.
The Landfill Subcommittee's recommendation to impose a pay-as-you-throw system met with unease from two town councilors last week. The town faces a June 30 deadline to decide if it will pursue a pay-as-you-throw program, in order to use a $75,000 grant to start it up.
State environmental officials require towns to close landfills once they reach capacity. Tiverton has been setting aside $168,000 a year for landfill closure, but that won't be nearly enough to cover the closing cost. If the …