Fairhope to expand city landfill

Four years ago, Public Works officials told the City Council that the municipal landfill was nearing its capacity. The council’s resulting effort that year to expand the dump failed due to vocal opposition from residents of the neighboring Twin Beech community.

On Monday, with little prelude and apparently no public notice, the council voted to keep the landfill open after all. Council members said that an official with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management had recently determined that the landfill could be piled up another 40 feet.

Fairhope to expand city landfill