The Youngsville City Council has introduced an ordinance aimed at preventing waste transfer stations and landfills from being constructed within city limits.

Mayor Wilson Viator says the proposed law would stop the kind of problems Lafayette Consolidated Government is having with the construction of a waste transfer facility in Lafayette Parish.

Currently the city has no way to stop such a facility from being built.

The proposed ordinance defines a waste transfer station as any facility that transfers solid or chemical waste from one vehicle to another. It defines a landfill as any facility that stores solid or chemical waste below the ground.

The new law is set to be introduced for adoption at the next council meeting Dec. 8.