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New Landfill for Dothan?

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Dothan City Manager Mike West is proposing a plan that could do away with the city's current landfill and put it elsewhere.

Eighty percent of Dothan’s city landfill is full of area trash. That means that within the next three to five years, the landfill space will be full. And with the city also renting space to Houston County and the city of headland, it’s only going to get worse.

Going to private property or constructing a new landfill are options being looked at. If they build a new landfill it could cost in the millions. Currently, the city is charged about $28 per ton for disposal. The average household generates about two tons a year.

City officials must hold public hearings before they make a decision about building a new landfill.


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