A Cherokee landfill at Barton Riverfront Industrial Park in Alabama will now be allowed to accept non-hazardous waste and construction and demolition materials from Alabama and the bordering states of Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia following a recent vote of 4-1 from Colbert County commissioners.
P&F Industrial Enterprises asked the commission to amend its permit with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management so that it could expand its service area to all 48 contiguous states, making the landfill more financially viable.
Approximately three dozen people, including residents, attended the public hearing to express their concerns and support for the permit change at the Colbert County Office complex.
TimesDaily has the details:
Colbert County commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to allow a Cherokee landfill company to accept non-hazardous industrial waste, and construction and demolition materials from Alabama and the bordering states of Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia.
P&F Industrial Enterprises originally asked the commission to amend its permit with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to include all 48 contiguous states. The landfill at Barton Riverfront Industrial Park already is permitted to accept waste from Colbert County.
Company representatives said they need the expanded service area to make the landfill financially viable.
Steve Witmer, of CWI Enterprises of Atlanta, Georgia, who is partnering with P&F, said the compromise will work from a financial standpoint.