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Waste Management Considers Sending Metro Atlanta Trash To AlabamaWaste Management Considers Sending Metro Atlanta Trash To Alabama

Stephen Ursery

August 17, 2004

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Waste Management Considers Sending Metro Atlanta Trash To Alabama

Atlanta, Ga. — Waste Management Inc., Houston, is trying to send trash from metro Atlanta to a landfill in Alabama, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The firm is "seeking permission to send trash from nine metro counties to a landfill the company owns and operates in Lee County, Ala.," the paper says. "Waste Management officials say they are seeking alternatives because their Live Oak Landfill in DeKalb County [Ga.] is scheduled to close Nov. 30."

However, Lee County officials have told the paper that residents don’t want the county to allow the trash imports. "I haven’t had a citizen yet call me and say, ‘Please take Atlanta garbage down here," Bill English, chairman of the Lee County Commission, told the paper. "I’ve had plenty of calls the other way."

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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