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Decatur County lifts ban on City of Bainbridge using county landfill

Decatur County commissioners made a peace offering of sorts to City of Bainbridge officials on Tuesday night when they unanimously voted to lift the ban on Bainbridge municipal garbage going to the Decatur County Landfill. Back in April 2014, when the City of Bainbridge decided to start sending its garbage to a landfill in Campbellton, Fla., instead of… Read More »

Where does all the trash go? Decatur County officials watch construction of new cell at landfill

This is the first of two articles about the operation of the Decatur County Solid Waste Facility off U.S. 27 South, near the Florida-Georgia border. Several “new” Decatur County commissioners toured the county’s massive landfill off U.S. Highway 27 South on Tuesday morning, and had the opportunity to watch workers putting down a plastic liner along the bottom… Read More »

County moving on from loss of city’s garbage?

Almost a month to the day after the Bainbridge City Council made the move to take its garbage somewhere else besides the Decatur County Landfill, Decatur County Administrator Gary Breedlove seemed say Tuesday that the county was moving past the ‘breakup,’ at least financially. [Translation: we’d like to have you back, but if you’re really gone, we’re doing fine… Read More »

Misunderstanding may have led to county’s confusion on landfill bid

A review of documents related to the City of Bainbridge’s decision to take its garbage out-of-state to Florida–instead of to the Decatur County Landfill where it had gone for the past six years–shows that county officials may have hurt themselves in the bidding for the contract due to misunderstandings about the process. While County Administrator Gary Breedlove has… Read More »

Breedlove discusses city government’s decision to take its garbage out of state

Flint Media’s Brennan Leathers interviewed Decatur County Administrator Gary Breedlove on Thursday, April 17, 2014 to hear what he had to say after the Bainbridge City Council awarded a bid for its waste disposal to Waste Management Inc. The city government plans to begin taking its garbage to a landfill in Campbellton, Fla. in the near future. [jwplayer… Read More »