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Georgia County to Close Two Landfills

Georgia County to Close Two Landfills

Macon-Bibb County, Ga., officials are working to fund approximately $10 million to close Walker Road landfill, the county’s main landfill. In addition to that landfill closing, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division is being forced to close an inert landfill because it’s located on a flood plain.

Closing the inert landfill would cost $652,500, but $7 million of that cost would be paid for with the funds that Macon Water Authority set aside to maintain the county’s levee and close its landfills.

County commissioners are currently creating a list of special purpose local option sales tax projects that may include some funding for closing Walker Road landfill.

The Telegraph has the details:

While Macon-Bibb County officials work to fund an estimated $10 million needed to close its main landfill, the county could move closer to formally shutting down a smaller landfill.

The County Commission's Operations and Finance Committee is expected to take up a resolution Tuesday to use $652,500 to close the inert landfill that was used for yard waste and some construction material. While that landfill could be closed by the end of the year, officials continue to seek ways to pay for closing the county's much larger Walker Road landfill, which needs to be shut down in upcoming years.

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