Brooks residents protest landfill proposal - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Brooks residents protest landfill proposal

February 14, 2006

Hundreds of trucks filled with trash pass through Onyx's Lowndes County landfill every day, but they could soon be dumping their loads elsewhere.  It's about a half mile from Tom Lovett's home. "We don't want it in Brooks County," said Lovett.

Onyx Waste Services wants to start a new landfill on private property just east of Quitman, behind the Langboard Company. The land is owned by the Langdale Family. "The purpose for them wanting it is so they can take the methane gas, which is the odor part, and convert it into an operational expense at the Langboard Plant," said Wayne Carroll, County Commission Chairman.

But the proposal has hundreds of Brooks County residents in an uproar.  Monday night, more than 300 people protested against it at a public hearing. "The proposed site is very close to the Withlacoochee River, its also very close, if not on, a ground water recharge area of the aquifer," said Lovett.

Lovett says moving the Lowndes County landfill just doesn't make sense. "Why would you spend thousands and thousand of money to obtain a permit from the EPD and EPA to try and get a new landfill, when you've already got a 300 plus acer permitted lanfdfill that's been approved," said Lovett.

At the hearing last night, commissioners tabled voting on the issue until they could do more research. "I'm sure that the board as a whole will do what's best," said Carroll.

And for Lovett and hundreds of other angry residents, that means keeping unwanted trash out of their county.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=BrooksLandfillProposal

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Corn hole tournament to help revitalize downtown Pelham

    Corn hole tournament to help revitalize downtown Pelham

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:55:46 GMT
    The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)
    The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)

    A regional corn hole tournament is helping one Southwest Georgia city bring life and a new look to their downtown area.   The City of Pelham held the Southwest American Cornhole League (ACL) Regional tournament to raise funds to revitalize their downtown. =

    More >>

    A regional corn hole tournament is helping one Southwest Georgia city bring life and a new look to their downtown area.   The City of Pelham held the Southwest American Cornhole League (ACL) Regional tournament to raise funds to revitalize their downtown. =

    More >>
  • Pretoria Fields and local family work together to raise awareness for autism

    Pretoria Fields and local family work together to raise awareness for autism

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:39:34 GMT
    The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)
    The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)

    The family of an adult struggling with Autism, is helping raise money to bring awareness to the disorder and other individuals with special needs in the Albany area. Pretoria Fields hosted an 'Anyone for Autism' Concert organized by Jimon Cutliff and his family.  

    More >>

    The family of an adult struggling with Autism, is helping raise money to bring awareness to the disorder and other individuals with special needs in the Albany area. Pretoria Fields hosted an 'Anyone for Autism' Concert organized by Jimon Cutliff and his family.  

    More >>
  • Southern Soul Music Festival doubles attendees from last year

    Southern Soul Music Festival doubles attendees from last year

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:31:41 GMT
    Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)
    Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)

    Hundreds filled the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds Saturday, for a night of music and dance.  Young Buck Entertainment hosted its 2nd annual Southern Soul Music Festival.  

    More >>

    Hundreds filled the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds Saturday, for a night of music and dance.  Young Buck Entertainment hosted its 2nd annual Southern Soul Music Festival.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly