The Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department is expected to reopen the city- and county-operated rubbish landfill today after a new operating permit was approved by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
A boundary-marking error has left more than five acres of rubbish outside the permitted area at the Columbus landfill.
An agreement between the city council and Triangle Maintenance to chip storm debris at the landfill should help preserve the landfill’s lifespan by nine months to a year, city officials say.
The amount of debris from tornadoes in East Columbus and Lowndes County last month will have a minimal but noticeable impact on the lifespan of the two cells at the city landfill.
Amite County supervisors are hesitating over a plan to allow a landfill to bury oilfield waste and inject brine wastewater underground.
Now that Christmas is over, Lowndes and Oktibbeha county residents have multiple options for disposing of their old trees.
Columbus public works director Casey Bush said city residents can leave their trees at the edge of their driveways to be picked up or they can bring them to the landfill on Armstrong Road.
A New Mexico city commission agreed to allow a Canadian studio to search a landfill where old, terrible Atari games are rumored to be buried.
After more than six weeks of discussion and committee meetings, the Columbus City Council is ready to make a move regarding the future of its landfill.
The City of Columbus will soon have to a face decision regarding the dumping of waste in its landfill. A recent study by Neel-Schaffer Engineering shows the landfill will run out of space within three years.
STARKVILLE — A Mississippi regional landfill participating in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Generation Partners renewable power program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the nation’s top renewable generation projects.