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Dougherty Co. landfill needs to expand

This 'cell' is 1 year away from reaching its maximum permitted height. (Source: WALB) This 'cell' is 1 year away from reaching its maximum permitted height. (Source: WALB)
This land is where 3 future cells will be constructed. (Source: WALB) This land is where 3 future cells will be constructed. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County's Solid Waste Director Scott Addison. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County's Solid Waste Director Scott Addison. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

There is a year capacity left in Dougherty County's current landfill cell and it's time for an expansion.

A 13-acre small mountain of garbage, known as a 'cell', will reach its maximum height as permitted in the next 12 months.

The next 13-acre cell will be built right next to the current one.

Building the new landfill cell will cost an estimated $3.7 million dollars.

"Solid waste landfills are highly engineered. There is a lot of testing associated with it. There are a lot of specifications that have to be followed," said Dougherty County's Solid Waste Director Scott Addison.

In all, there is a total of three 13-acre cells to construct to reach the 40-year maximum life expectancy of the landfill.

The county commission is scheduled to vote on the landfill at the next meeting on September 11.

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