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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County Walker Road Landfill will be closed every other Wednesday from August 14 through November 27 for maintenance and upkeep.
This comes from a Macon-Bibb County news release.
The closure dates give the Solid Waste Department the chance to address pending issues. It also ensures compliance with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division regulations.
“This is our chance to make sure we provide crews dedicated time to address anything that has arisen from weather or other issues, and that all of our work remains in compliance,” says Solid Waste Department interim director Pat Raines. “We were very proud of our crews from getting a score of 95 on our last inspection, but now we have to maintain that and even improve upon it.”
This week’s maintenance includes:
- Building a road into the pit to dig up cover mud
- Filling in a spot on top created by rain
- Mowing the south and west sides
- Cleaning the sediment pond
- Cleaning ditches around the perimeter
- Putting hay on the rolling slopes
- Inspecting paperwork at the scale house
- August 14
- August 28
- September 11
- September 25
- October 9
- October 23
- November 13
- November 27
Also according to the news release:
Macon-Bibb residents can drop off one free load at the landfill per month. The load must be less than 500 pounds. Anything over 500 pounds will be charged at a prorated scale up to $32.75 per ton.
Any additional loads that month will also be at a prorated scale up to $32.75 per ton, no exceptions. Residents must have a Macon-Bibb County address on their driver’s license to receive the free load per month.