(City of Rome media release):
The Walker Mountain Landfill would like the public to know that the Joint Solid Waste Commission has adjusted landfill disposal charges and new rates will go into effect on June 1, 2021.
The new pricing structure simplifies garbage disposal fees used in the scale system for customers who have less than a ton and will round to the nearest dollar from the previous rates. As an example, the current fee for garbage and industrial waste between 0 pounds to 100 pounds is $5.10. That fee would be rounded to $5.00. Changing fees to a specific dollar figure will minimize the need for making change, shortening the transaction time and the amount of time customers wait in line.
The Construction/Demolition (C&D) area of the landfill has permanently closed. All loads, whether a garbage load, C&D load or mixture of both will dispose into the newly built Garbage Area C and everyone will pay the same garbage disposal rates.
Residents are encouraged to use remote sites for bagged household garbage and recyclables to help cut down on traffic and wait time at the landfill. There are six remote trash collection sites around Floyd County. Sites are located at Berryhill Road, Kings Bridge Road in Cave Spring, Midway Park Road, Potts Road, Burlington Drive, and Jones Mill Road. Each remote site has an attendant on duty. For maps and operating hours, visit: https://www.romefloyd.com/departments/floyd-county-solid-waste
Items not accepted at the landfill and remote sites for disposal are hazardous waste, asbestos, tires on rim, liquid waste, mixed garbage with yard trimmings, batteries, appliances containing freon and waste from outside Floyd County. The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center hosts Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Days every other month. The next event will be held on May 15; appointments can be made starting May 3 by calling 706-291-5266. Details are available at: https://www.romefloyd.com/departments/recycling.
Local ordinances require that individuals secure their loads to prevent litter. All loads must be covered with a tarp or secured; fines for unsecured loads range from $300 up to $6,300.
The Walker Mountain Landfill is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; closed on Sundays. The landfill is located at 433 Walker Mountain Road SW. For any questions on the new pricing structure or other landfill questions, contact Trina Dean at (706) 291-4512
Link to download image of new pricing structure https://www.dropbox.com/s/73p4kncvmyxq1cf/Walker%20Mountain%20Landfill%20Prices?dl=0
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