City Superintendent Russ Dorman presented estimates to city council members Aug. 18 at their all committees meeting.
He said the debris – mostly from cleanup after storms – has to be hauled to Twiggs County, and it will take a contractor 2-3 weeks to move it.
To make matters worse, the city will have to rent an excavator to dig out the site to the EPD’s standards and pay fees to handle the estimated 5,800 cubic yards of waste.
In addition, the city will have to install a silt fence with grass and straw to finish the site and pay between $150,000 to $200,000 in tipping fees to the landfill.
The total cost for the cleanup is estimated at $275,000.
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