County explores landfill options

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Marshall County officials last week continued to explore alternatives to a local landfill even before Waste Management withdrew its request for permission to develop a new landfill at Cornersville.

The firm's landfill at Cedar Ridge has only a few years left before it is full.

Areas examined include recycling to reduce trash collections to be transferred elsewhere; development of a trash transfer station, and transforming waste into energy.

"We must wrap our arms around recycling," said County Commissioner Don Ledford, chairman of the Solid Waste Committee.

More than half of the homes in the southwest quadrant of Lewisburg participated in the curbside recycling program started this spring. Some 6,200 pounds was collected, County Solid Waste Director Morgan Thomas reported.

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