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August 15, 2007

Albany - A controversial east Albany landfill, nine years in the making, is finally open. Maple Hill Landfill at Highway 82 and Branch Road opened for business Wednesday morning. By noon, about 20 customers had already been through.

Franklin Spilman fought for the landfill since 1998 when county commissioners denied a request to build the landfill because of complaints from people who lived nearby. The battle went all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court which ordered the commission to approve a permit and allow the construction of the landfill.

Spilman said, "We stood behind ourselves and we're here now and we're going to make the community happy about it." Dana Reddick said, "I'm enjoying it and I'm ready for the business to grow. It's been nine years and we need it."

Spilman said it's his goal for the landfill to become invisible to neighbors. Only 90 of the 320 acres will be used for landfill. The rest will act as natural buffers. Maple Hill is a construction and debris landfill only and does not accept household garbage.

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