The district also plans to build a recreation center on 11th Street, where garbage will be removed from the city
The Walker Road Trash Area in Macon-Bibb County was closed to the public on Monday, but if you live in Bibb, there is still a place to throw garbage.
The April Harp of Macon collects garbage in the county every Thursday, but has recently had to dump more garbage than ever before.
“Actually, someone works in my house. Only the bags and things left over from the repairs remain,” Harp said.
Harp says he has a second visit to the landfill this month.
“If I have a piece of trash that doesn’t fit in the trash, I actually have to come here sometimes and pick it up,” Harp said.
Because the district says it will not buy extra bags.
“It’s definitely not nice, it’s not something we want to do, but I can’t let him build it at home,” Harp said.
Earlier this month, Harp took the trash can to the dump, but on Monday it arrived at the end of 11th Street before reaching the garbage bags.
So why the change in the opening area?
The county closed the landfill once and for all on Monday.
New dumpsters available for public after Bibb landfill closes:
Macon-Bibb County Manager Keith Moffett said, “We knew every landfill would close as you filled them.”
Moffett says he has had poor results in some recent government inspections and that there is no space left on the site.
“Everyone who goes down to the dump site still has access. In fact, we had a weight requirement of no more than 500 pounds, but now you can leave as much as you can,” Moffett said.
The county wants to pick up your trash, but they don’t accept paint, batteries, hazardous substances, propane tanks, and tires.
Trash cans will be emptied “as needed”.
“I was here in July. I came on the first or second day of August. He never said they would close, so I was surprised,” Harp said.
Harp says that although the landfill itself is closed, he is grateful that the county has provided trash cans because he can still get rid of the extra landfill, which is a shorter route for him than going to the actual landfill.
Moffett said they would close to the public.
These bins will be open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., giving people more days to get rid of the trash.
The landfill was only open from Monday to Wednesday.
The district also plans to build a recreation center on 11th Street, where garbage will be removed from the city.
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