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Published: November 29, 2019


THE COLBERT COUNTY LANDFILL WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO USE PAPER WASTE, OR SLUDGE, FROM THE ESSITY PAPER PLANT AS COVER DIRT.  ACCORDING TO THE TIMES DAILY REPORTS, A RULING FROM THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS RULED THAT LANDFILLS MUST BE COVERED WITH AT LEAST SIX INCHES OF DIRT OR SOIL AND THAT SLUDGE WAS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE EITHER.  THE COLBERT COUNTY LANDFILL HAS BEEN UTILIZING PAPER WASTE, OR SLUDGE, AS COVER DIRT SINCE IT IS TRUCKED INTO THE FACILITY ON A DAILY BASIS. THEY WILL NOW HAVE TO BRING IN DIRT TO STOCKPILE AND USE IT SPARINGLY AS IT IS A PRIME COMMODITY IN THE LANDFILL BUSINESS. OFFICIALS ADVISE THEY HOPE TO GET AN APPEAL ON THE RULING SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN DOING IT ONE WAY FOR A LONG TIME BUT FOR NOW THEY WILL COMPLY.