Local Landfill Closing

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Throughout the years, the Troy City Landfill has seen its share of debris.

"The one thing that we have more than anything is trees and they all end up here," says Lonnie Ives, supervisor at Troy City Landfill.

Because of that, it will be closing sooner than expected. With an increasing population and severe storms, the life expectancy of the site is dwindling.

Ives says the 23-and-half year old site was projected to last 25 years, but Mother Nature decided otherwise.

Because of these years’ storms, the landfill received more debris than expected from previous years, thus the reasoning for a speedier closing.

Director of Troy Public Works, Vaughn Daniels, says, "With this last storm there was a lot of damage here. I guess because of the drought, trees being brittle, we had to collect a lot more stuff."

Daniels says residents will most likely have until the end of the year to dump their debris at the site. After that, they will have to go elsewhere.

"For the citizens, they would have to go to a private landfill or find some other way of disposing it."

While residents may no longer have the convenience to drop their debris off at the Troy City Landfill, they still have a few other options.

Daniels says there is another landfill in Pike County and in the Brundidge area.

Officials with the landfill say in closing the site to residents at the end of the year, they are hoping it will add some extra time for them.

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