Republic Services’ Pineview Landfill in Dora, Ala., is slated to close in 2025, according to a Daily Mountain Eagle report.
Walker County, Ala., commissioners, however, are hoping to find a way to keep the landfill open. However, despite the landfill having capacity to continue accepting waste for an additional 40 years, the closure date is required by a Consent Decree entered in 1995 that resolved class action litigation against the county and against the landfill, the report notes.
The Subtitle D landfill has served the area since 1995. It employs 15 full-time employees and supports 82 direct and indirect jobs in the county, as well as paying $377,000 in annual taxes, the report notes.
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Republic Service's Pineview Landfill in Dora is set to close in 2025, which is likely to increase garbage rates for municipal and Walker County garbage customers, as well as wipe out Christmas bonuses for county workers.
"There are consequences to every citizen of Walker County if this landfill closes," District 1 Walker County Commissioner Keith Davis said at Monday's commission meeting.
However, commissioners are hoping that negotiations can still find a way to keep the landfill open.