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Dougherty Co. will take outside trash

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County has granted approval for companies and other counties in southwest Georgia to dump waste at the Gaissert Road landfill.

Commissioners made the decision Monday morning. They said the move could provide a new source of revenue for the county. It was also said to be a convenient move for area contractors who are doing work in other counties and need to dispose of construction materials.

Right now, no contracts with other counties have been put into place.

County Chairman Jeff Sinyard says this could take a burden off the taxpayer as the landfill has fixed costs.  With a 30 year life span left on the landfill, Sinyard says he's not concerned about the landfill getting too full.

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