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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -  This ribbon cutting ceremony marked the grand opening of the Boston Solid Waste Collection Site. The site is located on U-S 84 East at Legion Road.

County officials say this was a long time coming. "This has been a long process. I've been on the commission for 11 years and we've been talking about doing this," said Chairman of the Thomas County Board of Commissioners Elaine Mays.

The new site has four large containers as well as an automatic trash compactor.

Chairman Mays says they are shutting down other smaller sites. "Now we have six that we will be closing so that we can consolidate everything here."

She says this will save the county money. "The real reason is that it will stop the trucks from having to go out and pick up all of these sites and than haul it back to Thomasville."

Mays says they first came up with the idea when they saw how crazy the old sites can get. "If you look at any of those on Sunday, it's just unbelievable."

Unlike the current collection areas, this will be a manned site. "The very fact that we have someone here everyday, it will make a big difference," said Mays.

Many county representatives were in attendance for this morning's ribbon cutting. They were treated to food and drinks as well as a demonstration of the new compactor.

The new site will be open everyday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

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