Marion County landfill switching its role

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- The Baseline landfill in Marion County is expected to reach maximum capacity by July. Then it will turn into what's called a transfer station.

This does not mean the landfill is closing.

Residents can still bring their waste to the Baseline landfill, it will simply be transferred to a new location by the county.

Environmental Services Director Jody Kirkman said the waste will be transported to a landfill in Sumpter County.

"We do have an investment in the Heart of Florida landfill, some 20 years of airspace and of course it will meet our needs for the next 20 years," he said.

Some things like asbestos and concrete will no longer be taken at the baseline facility since it is just not practical to transport these items, officials said.

Officials with Marion County Solid Waste published this full list of unacceptable waste as of April 2019:

Abrasive grit
Asbestos
Boats
Broken concrete/Concrete pipes
Contaminated soil
Deceased pets and livestock
Dirt and rocks
Power poles
Railroad ties
RVs/Campers/Mobile homes
Sludge