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Holt neighbors not happy over proposed landfill expansion

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Residents living near a Holt landfill are not pleased the company in charge has plans to expand.

Monday, FOX6 News saw truck after truck coming and going from the Eagle Bluff landfill in Holt. The trucks travel through 12th Street Northeast to get there.

"I'd say they are going through here at least 45 to 50 and the speed limit is 25," Leatha Curry, a resident said. "They come through here with their loads uncovered and dropping stuff in the streets."

Advanced Disposal owns the site. The company tells us bringing in more construction debris is actually good economic news for the area.

"What we're really doing is responding to the fact that construction has now really increased in the Tuscaloosa market place," Mary O'Brien, Chief Marketing Officer for Advanced Disposal said. "And we see that as a good thing. We need to be able to keep up with the demand for our services."

But some residents feel if Tuscaloosa County commissioners approve the deal, more trucks will be coming through.

"We got too many kids. The street is getting all messed up and I got to come out and pick up their trash when they drop it because they don't come back and pick it up," Miguel Claxton, another resident said.

Advanced Disposal says they have the neighborhood in mind when making decisions.

"We are very sensitive to our neighbors knowing that people are concerned whether that's a real or perceived," O'Brien said. "But we do operate in the highest compliance and we want to be good neighbors."

The Tuscaloosa County Commission is expected to take up this proposal on Wednesday.

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