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Waste Management requests temporary change at Central Landfill

During Monday’s meeting of the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors, County Administrator Adrain Lumpkin said he received a request from the operators of the Central Landfill a letter requesting a change in the daily operations of facility located in Millard just off Highway 11.

Lumpkin said Waste Management is asking the board to allow a sign to be posted that would request residential customers refrain from bringing yard waste (rubbage) for the time being until around the end of April.

“They sent us a picture showing that the line is backed up to Highway 11 everyday,” Lumpkin told the supervisors.

The influx of the yard waste is due to people not working at their regular jobs due to COVID-19 and many are using the time to clean up around their homes and land.

Waste Management request would not change the residents’ ability to bring four free bags of household garbage according to Lumpkin. However, he stated this request (change) would be a violation of the franchise agreement in place.

Lumpkin said Waste Management has to log every vehicle that comes into the landfill and the extra number of cars combined with social distancing, are creating the problem according to Waste Management.

The board did not take any action on the request from Waste Management.



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