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Douglasville, Georgia - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners received word that the Douglas County Cedar Mountain Road Construction & Demolition (C&D) Landfill’s capacity of usage has increased from five years to sixteen years due to strategic planning.
In 2017, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners received a status update from former Government Services Director Gary Jenkins during a work session meeting on the current usage capacity of the County’s landfill. Director Jenkins informed the BOC that there was only 5 years remaining in Douglas County’s landfill before the County would have to close the existing landfill and find other ways to handle construction and demolition debris.
On July 25, 2019, Atlantic Coast Consulting, Inc. Solid Waste Management Program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) sent a letter to Douglas County government indicating completion of a 2019 remaining capacity report of the landfill. Results of the onsite survey conducted by Atlantic Coast Consulting, Inc. determined that current usage of the landfill capacity has now increased from 5 years remaining to more than 16 years for usage.
“This is good news for Douglas County taxpayers because it’s very expensive to close a landfill,” said Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
“Due to significant strategic efforts to extend the life and capacity of our current landfill, I am super excited to uphold my promise of scrutinizing and safeguarding Douglas County tax payer dollars,” said Chairman Jones. “This game changing news comes at a time when Douglas County is doing very well financially; however, this exciting news provides additional long term capital, and planning savings opportunities which ultimately extends relief to our taxpayers.