Macon-Bibb needs more time to close its inert landfill. The county is asking the state for an extension. The original deadline was February 18.
“We knew by the time the engineering plans [were finished] and the bids [were in], that we would have to have an extension because that is a very short period of time considering the fact that we don’t have any dirt on the site,” explained Solid Waste Director Kevin Barkley.
In September, the state told the county it needed to close the landfill by February because it didn’t meet new regulations. An inert landfill holds yard waste like bricks, concrete and tree limbs.