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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - You may not think twice about where your yard trimmings and household trash go once they leave your house, but they could soon end up in the same place.    

A bill passed the Georgia house that would allow yard trimmings and household trash to be combined.     Right now, yard debris is combined with construction and demolition debris at the Dougherty County landfill.   Household trash is in another area.    

The bill would allow everything to be mixed together at landfills that have gas to energy projects. Director Scott Addison said, "We would have the flexibility to put the yard trimmings in our municipal site to support our gas production and if the bill passes that's something we're going to have to take a look at."

Opponents say the bill could cause landfills to fill up quicker.     Addison says that would not be a problem in Dougherty County.

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