Update Oct. 25:
Commissioners tabled a vote on a new inert landfill on Calvary Church Road and will now consider the proposal Dec. 12, at the request of the applicant’s attorney.
The landfill would be used to dispose of mud from a hydro-excavating business. Hydro-excavating involves the use of pressurized water to remove dirt, often to expose underground utilities. The mud is then vacuumed into a tank.
The landfill at 1563 Calvary Church Road would be an inert landfill, which can only accept “earth and earth-like products, concrete, cured asphalt, rock, bricks, yard trimmings, and land clearing debris,” according to the county staff report. Household trash, liquid waste and hazardous waste would not be permitted. A landfill of any type must be zoned heavy industrial.
The Hall County Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposal at an Oct. 7 meeting.
A hydro-excavating business could be moving to Calvary Church Road and operating a landfill for dirt and water disposal, if officials approve rezoning of the land.
The Hall County Planning Commission approved the rezoning Monday of 1563 Calvary Church Road from light industrial to heavy industrial. The Hall County Board of Commissioners will have the final vote on Oct. 24.
The almost 13-acre property will be leased to Badger Daylighting, a hydro-extrusion company with locations in the United States and Canada. Hydro-extrusion uses pressurized water to remove soil, and a vacuum is then used to transport the debris to a tank. The process is often used to locate underground utilities.
The landfill on the property would qualify as an inert landfill, which can only accept “earth and earth-like products, concrete, cured asphalt, rock, bricks, yard trimmings, and land clearing debris,” according to the county staff report. Household garbage, liquid waste and hazardous waste would not be allowed. A landfill of any kind must be zoned heavy industrial.
Planning staff had recommended approval under several conditions, including that only soil and water could be disposed of on the property, that the Georgia Environmental Protection Division approve the design for the pond-style landfill, and that the property be inspected monthly by the county.
The planning commission unanimously approved the proposal, and there was no public opposition.