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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Newton County fulfills promise to Covington in making landfill roads more accesible

Image of Newton County Landfill Road Gravel

Newton County completed amending all main roads in the landfill following a request by the City of Covington to make access more accessible to the city’s new trash haulers.

Asphalt millings and rock base with graded aggregate base (GAB) – crusher run – were placed on roads within the landfill, compacted and graded smooth with a motor grader.

Newton County agreed to the road improvements with the city of Covington, which recently outsourced two hauling contracts.

The City of Covington contracted with Latham Home Sanitation for residential pickup and Advance Waste Disposal for commercial waste. Both companies agreed with the to take waste hauled from the City of Covington to the Newton County landfill if improvements were made to the road.

Approximately 1,100 tons of GAB, taking 60 dump truck loads were used to resurface the roads.

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