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Controversial Haines City compost plant hopes to resume operations

HAINES CITY — Residents living near the controversial composting facility on East Park Road have had some peace over the past several weeks, but the facility’s restart could come soon.

Even before it opened, the facility operated by BCR NuTerra has been a topic of controversy. Since it opened, many nearby residents and businesses have complained about fading health and a reduced quality of life.

Operations at the facility have been suspended since February. Representatives for the company say they are working to be a good neighbor and are trying to make things right. They are making changes they hope will win back confidence from the city and nearby residents and allow composting to begin again.