ACC would like to congratulate the Houston County Solid Waste Disposal Facility for receiving the 2016 Award for Outstanding Program - Landfill Management for the SWANA-Georgia Chapter!
This award is well-earned for Houston County. Located in middle-Georgia, the facility serves as a regional landfill for Houston County and three adjacent counties. They provide separate MSW and C& D landfill areas, yard waste mulching/composting and recycling drop-off areas. This facility stands as a model to others in the state and the country for its fiduciary accountability, environmental compliance, operating efficiency, waste reduction and reuse efforts. The County’s foresight into the future is demonstrated by their land acquisitions for expansions and buffers and by their “green” initiatives. The landfill gas to energy facility, a public-private partnership, has environmental and financial benefits by producing “green power” that can generate enough electricity to power 1,680 homes.
Congratulations Houston County!