Commissioners Talk Trash
It was all trash talk at Marion County's commission meeting Tuesday where officials finally decided what to do with the county's tons of garbage.
Commissioners unanimously voted to sign a contract with A.C.M.S. Inc. to fund and dispose of waste at the Bushnell Landfill in Sumter County.
The current Baseline Landfill is running out of space and Commissioner Carl Zalak told us this decision had been a long time coming. "Our landfill was running out of space and running out of time and permitting from the state level takes a long period of time. So this allows us to have a solution in place to secure for our citizens an economical future in solid waste," he told TV20.
The move cost $20 million dollars for 2.5 million tons of airspace. Construction for the new landfill begins next month and will be ready in a year. The new landfill will hold all of Marion County residents' waste for the next 20 to 30 years.
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