Tazewell Co. considers privatizing management of county landfill

Source: Justin McLennan, WVVA, September 21, 2016

The Tazewell County Board of Supervisors is looking over a proposal by a Tennessee-based waste management service to take over the operation of the county’s landfill. One county official tells us the option makes good financial sense. But some residents are concerned about what it could mean for them. For decades, the Tazewell County landfill on Lynn Hollow road has been operated and owned by the county. … As it works now, Tazewell County residents can dump their trash here at no charge. But with the possibility of a private company taking over the day-to-day operations, some worry it would be the county’s residents left holding the bag. … According to Stacy, operating the landfill will cost the county $2.7 million next year. Santek Waste Services approached the county in February with a proposal that could save the county money. …