By Kayla Carter
It seemed like a good idea, but after some study, the numbers didn’t quite add up.
It turns out a deal to provide the Carter County School System with in-county solid waste service might not be feasible at this point for the Carter County Landfill Committee.
The topic was raised again at the Carter County Landfill Committee meeting on Friday.
Carter County Commissioner Charles Von Cannon presented the bad news at the meeting after he conducted some research into the possible deal.
Von Cannon said the school system pays roughly $2,000 to $3,000 a month for Allied Waste to haul its trash.
“It varies for the schools,” said Ingrid Deloach, Carter County finance director.
With 17 schools in the Carter County system, Von Cannon said providing trash containers was the first monetary obstacle he found.
“You would need 37 dumpsters at these locations,” Von Cannon said.
Landfill Director Benny Lyons said a container costs roughly $800, which means the total amount the landfill committee would need to spend to supply the school system with the trash containers would be around $29,600.