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Updated: 08/12/2014 08:00:00AM

Charlotte County landfill stands up to Charley

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SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

The Charlotte County landfill survived the glut of debris wrought by Hurricane Charley, which totaled 275,473 tons over the following 10 months.

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At the peak of Charley recovery, trucks delivered 5,000 tons of material daily.

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At the peak of Charley recovery, trucks delivered 5,000 tons of material daily.

By GARY ROBERTS

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Editor’s note: The Sun is taking a look back as we near the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Charley roared into Charlotte Harbor. We’ll bring you a story each day, culminating in a special insert in Wednesday’s paper that you don’t want to miss!

In the weeks and months after Hurricane Charley struck in 2004, the cleanup continued. Massive staging sites collected fallen trees, fallen homes. From there, truckloads of debris — and the dreams of many residents — were carried to the county landfill.

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