Macon-Bibb County’s Walker Road Landfill ( 920 11 th Street ) will be closed every other Wednesday from August 14 through November 27 for maintenance and upkeep. This will give the Solid Waste Department the chance to address any issues that have arisen and ensure compliance with Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD) regulations.
“This is our chance to make sure we provide crews dedicated time to address anything that has arisen from weather or other issues, and that all of our work remains in compliance,” says Solid Waste Department Interim Director Pat Raines. “We were very proud of our crews from getting a score of 95 on our last inspection, but now we have to maintain that and even improve upon it.”
This week’s maintenance includes:
- building a road into the pit to dig up cover mud;
- filling in a spot on top created by rain;
- mowing the south and west sides;
- cleaning the sediment pond;
- cleaning ditches around the perimeter;
- putting hay on the rolling slopes; and
- inspecting paperwork at the scale house.
- August 14
- August 28
- September 11
- September 25
- October 9
- October 23
- November 13
- November 27
In May 2019, the EPD conducted a routine inspection on the landfill. The EPD awarded a rating of 95, the highest it’s earned since October 2012. The alternate Wednesday closing schedule will take place through the next inspection, which is expected in either September or October.
A Macon-Bibb resident can drop off one free load at the landfill per month as long as the load is less than 500 pounds. Anything over 500 pounds will be charged at a prorated scale up to $32.75 per ton. Any additional loads that month will also be at a prorated scale up to $32.75 per ton, no exceptions. You must have a Macon-Bibb County address on your driver’s license to receive the free load per month.
If you have questions about collection services, check out the Solid Waste Department website a thttp://sw.maconbibb.us . The Department handles yard waste collection every other and scheduled bulky waste collection. Advanced Disposal handles weekly garbage and every other week recycling collections.