A plan more than 20 years ago to save the City of Bristol, Virginia money has resulted in a $32 million dollar debt. But city leaders say the landfill is slowly starting to turn around.
Mayor Archie Hubbard said it really comes down to a lack of experience on the city's part. He wasn't in office when the landfill opened, but he believes the city had hoped it would save money to dispose its own garbage.
Then unforeseen costs of getting permits and staying up to state and federal standards resulted in a $22 million dollar debt from the start.