November 4th , 2013 18:36 pm Leave a comment

County landfill committee delays move to require use of facility


The Carter County Landfill Committee postponed making a decision that could require some hauling companies to use the landfill during its monthly meeting Friday morning.

Landfill Committee Chairman Joel Street said he hopes holding off on a decision to implement a private act requiring haulers to use the landfill will give companies time to bring business back to the county landfill on their own.

“I’ve talked to Benny (Lyons) about that and looked into it a little more, but it’s my opinion at this time that we just hold off,” said Street. “We have seen a little bit of business come back this month to the landfill.”

Landfill Director Benny Lyons said a small hauling company, Tennessee Trash, has returned to the county landfill.

Before switching back, Tennessee Trash used Blountville-based Advanced Disposal.

Recently the county landfill has had to compete with Advanced Disposal’s rates in order to maintain clientele, which sparked the discussion about the private act.

“Hopefully some of the others will start following suit,” Lyons said.


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