County faces landfill expiration date

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM.

Danford suggested it as a necessity and noted the amount of garbage that ends up on roadsides and under bridges.

“It is ending up in your parks,” Danford said. “It becomes a community problem, and a health problem.”

Commissioner Joanna Bryan said commissioners need to find the most efficient method of dealing with solid waste since taxpayers are “paying either way.”

McLemore said he had a big problem with tourists coming down and leaving their trash behind while tacking on more expense for those on a fixed income.

“It is going to be hard for me to support mandatory garbage pickup,” he said. “There are people who can’t afford mandatory garbage pickup.”

Administrator Don Butler said that mandatory garbage pickup has issues, most notably that some residents won’t pay and others will dispose of their garbage by other means.

Commissioner Tan Smiley said he no real problem with mandatory pickup since the cities already employ mandatory pickup.

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