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DC landfill fees may go up

August 9, 2004

Dougherty County - Dougherty County leaders are split on whether to start charging county residents to dump their trash at the landfill. Now, people in unincorporated Dougherty County can dump up to 2,000 pounds of trash at the landfill each day for free. However, the landfill is in financial trouble, and county commissioners are considering a dumping fee of $2.00 or $3.00 per 250 pounds of household and yard waste.

"There are many people, who either own a truck or borrow a truck, to take yard debris to the landfill. I just think it's a little something extra we can do to allow them to do it at no cost," said Commissioner Lamar Hudgins, who oppose a rate increase.

Commissioners also discussed charging residents who dump more than 250 pounds a fee of $27-a ton. Commissioners made no decision about the landfill fees at their work session on Monday.

Posted at 5:05PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com