County refuse collection centers impacted by city transfer station fire

STAFF REPORT :::

Spalding county officials are advising residents that the fire at the city of Griffin transfer station may result in delays at the county’s refuse collection centers.

According to a press release issued by Spalding County, the city’s transfer station is utilized for the disposal of household garbage and recyclables from many of the county’s refuse collection centers. Due to the transfer station closure, the county will now have to transport refuse directly to either the Pine Ridge Landfill or the Lamar County Landfill.

This change is expected to drastically impact the turnaround time for emptying compactors at the county’s collection centers, therefore residents are being advised they should anticipate delays when visiting the centers.

County officials are also asking residents to limit visits to the collection centers on Saturdays due to the schedules of the Pine Ridge and Lamar County landfills – Lamar County does not accept commercial or county waste on Saturday and Pine Ridge closes at noon. Once the compactors at a county collection center fills up on Saturday, there will be no place to empty them.

Authorities say Spalding County will make every effort to accommodate residents during this time and request patience and cooperation while the city’s transfer station is out of service.

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