Proposed landfill expansion in Scott County has area residents concerned

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Landfill officials in Scott County are considering expanding their current landfill.

But those talks have nearby residents concerned. It's not the trash they're worried about. Neighbors say there are already too many dump trucks coming in and out of the landfill.

Former Sadieville Mayor Norris Stacy says the steady flow of trucks on the narrow road by the landfill is dangerous to area residents. Last September, a woman died on US 25 after her car collided with two garbage trucks.

The owners of the landfill plan to expand the property from 100 to 600 acres - something Stacy and nearby residents don't want. Stacy says he's also concerned about landfill runoff.

The landfill is operated by Waste Services of the Bluegrass. Landfill spokesperson Chip Simmons wouldn't go on camera, but said,
"We want to be and plan to be a good neighbor."

Simmons says the landfill footprint itself would go from 45 acres to 75 acres. The remaining acreage would be for buffer zones, ponds, and sediment control.

As for the traffic concern, landfill officials say there won't be more garbage trucks coming in and out of US 25 due to the proposed expansion.

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