The North Central Inert Landfill in Alexander City, Ala., is nearing capacity and although city leaders have been aware of this issue for at least three years, a solution has not been found.
The city was considering purchasing new land for a new facility, but that plan was put on hold due to budgetary concerns. The city’s proposal to use city-owned property just outside the city limits was also turned down by county commissioners last year.
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When it comes to things that matter to most residents, a landfill to handle inert materials like limbs, brush, lawn clippings and construction scraps doesn’t rank high on the list..
Alexander City Public Works Director and City Engineer Gerard Brewer said that as long as the truck comes on schedule, picks up items by the curb and hauls them off, they give little thought to where they go after that.
“There is no question that the brush pickup is the service, of all of the 22 operations that we have, that residents keep a close watch on,” Brewer said. “If we get off schedule or there is an issue, you can bet that the phone is going to ring.”