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Adams County needs a new landfill/dump
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April 17, 2018 -

By John Mott Coffey

NATCHEZ, Miss. — Adams County officials continue to discuss the need for another waste dump as residents will no longer be allowed dispose yard rubbish in the Foster Mound landfill. This has heightened concerns that people will opt to dispose limbs and other yard debris anywhere they find convenient.

County supervisors on Monday noted how difficult it is to make the county tidy.

“That’s one of our basic functions. We’ve got to keep the county clean,” said Supervisor Mike Lazarus.

With the county-owned landfill on Foster Mound Road now too full for non-household garbage, supervisors are reviewing alternatives. “The only way to alleviate it is to find another waste dump,” said Adams County Administrator Joe Murray.
County officials are also struggling to ward off commercial builders from using the Foster Mound waste dump to dispose their trash.

While the landfill has exceeded its capacity for limbs and the other rubbish, the dump can continue to take regular household garbage.

Adams County residents can take construction and greenery debris to the Riverbend waste facility on U.S. 61 in Jefferson County. The Adams County Board of Supervisors has a contract with Riverbend to accept garbage, yard rubbish and construction materials from county residents free of charge. However, the Riverbend dump is farther away -- about 19 miles from Natchez – for Adams County residents to drive. | © 2014 | All Rights Reserved
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