Landfill expansion would benefit city

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2002

Brundidge officials are considering a change that could generate $1.7 million for the city’s coffers.

Today, the Brundidge City Council will consider modifying a solid waste management permit that would allow Brundidge Landfill LLC to take in more solid waste, which would also translate into more money.

If the change is made, the landfill, which opened just two months ago would be getting as much as 3,500 tons of solid waste each day from all over Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

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Right now, the city can only reap as much as $742,000 with the maximum daily tonnage set at 1,500 ­ all coming from only an 18-county area.

In the past, other municipalities and counties had to transport garbage to Coffee County, which meant more cost for transportation in addition to the tipping fees.

Making the change would be good for the city of Brundidge and many other municipalities.

How else could the small Pike County city bring in more than $1 million a year?

The past year was a good one for Brundidge. The city reaped the benefits of keeping jobs at Carter Brothers and creating more jobs by landing the Wal-Mart Distribution Center and the opening of Southern Classic Food Group, much of which can be attributed to upgrades in infrastructure.

Brundidge officials have worked hard to not only improve the lives of the city’s citizens, but the future of all Pike Countians.

Expanding the landfill’s capacity is just another way to make improvements which will last for years to come.  

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