Nash plans to expand landfill


Staff Writer

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Nash County landfill is filling up.

The nearly four-acre site on Duke Road in Nashville will be out of room in a year. The county plans to expand the landfill before then.

“We expect to bid out the work by December,” Nash County Manager Zee Lamb said.

Following the recommendation of Bill Hill, the county's director of health and human resources, county commissioners in September rejected three bids that came in beyond engineer and staff estimates of $400,000.

Barnhill Construction bid $753,553, S.T. Wooten bid $907,285 and Graham County Land Co. bid $954,164.

Hill said he believes more competitive bids will come in during winter months, which are usually slower for contractors.

“We believe we have about a year left in the current space and barring a major hurricane or something, we should be OK if we bid it again in November or December,” Lamb said during a September meeting.

Lamb said Friday that since the area has escaped any major storms this season, the landfill should hold until the expansion can be completed.

The county's white goods disposal plan calls for appliances that contain or have contained freon to be taken to the landfill.

Certain items are accepted at the landfill free of charge, including mobile homes and cellphones.

The Nash County Senior Center offers a Cellular Recycle program. County officials recommend residents who get a new cell phone recycle their old phones. The old phone can be dropped off the Senior Center at 103 N. Alston St. in Nashville.

The landfill is located at 3057 Duke Road. Items may be taken to the landfill from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.