MADISON COUNTY, Ala.-- You take out your trash every week, but all that solid waste builds up and has to go somewhere. Madison County leaders are responsible for making sure they dispose of all that in an environmentally friendly way. Madison County's solid waste management plan was a topic of discussion at Wednesday's Madison County Commission meeting.
"It's a project that is done, just showing exactly where we are today and where we're trying to get to," said Madison County Commission Chairman, Dale Strong.
Under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, those involved in solid waste management practices are required to periodically submit a ten year plan. Madison County's end date is 2024.
"You look at how much garbage we pick up here in Madison County. We're running twenty-one to twenty-four garbage trucks, four days a week, picking up every household in Madison County, outside the city limits of Huntsville," said Strong.
The county has been working closely with the state department of environmental management to make sure they are on track with the way they dispose of waste.
"It's a major operation that we take pride in, we do it very cost effective, but we want to be sure that we're positioned not only for today but the days ahead," said Strong.
The Solid Waste Disposal Act's main goal is to reduce waste and protect human and environmental health by decreasing pollution and promoting better waste disposal technology.