Falmouth to Consider Rezoning Cavossa Property

trash canFALMOUTH – One of the closely watched articles on the fall town meeting warrant in Falmouth pertains to the zoning of the Cavossa property on Route 151.

The owner, Carl Cavossa, would like his commercial trash hauling company to be allowed to operate out of the property. Cavossa said if the land were rezoned to allow that, he doesn’t believe it would have any impact on residents.

“The traffic on Route 151 is such that could handle the trucks, the trucks are there now. There should be no odor,” said Cavossa.

Cavossa said he believes a zoning change would be beneficial with the changing landscape of trash disposal on the Cape, noting that the Otis transfer station is set to close in January.

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“That trash would divert now to the town of Bourne’s landfill, but SEMASS has bought most of the air space at that landfill. So all the commercial trash on the Upper Cape is going to have to be hauled off Cape,” added Cavossa.

Cavossa said if the town were to make the change, it would allow for a transfer station to open someday if another viable option couldn’t be found.

Town meeting is November 17.