Opposition stalls landfill plans in Southaven

Published 1:28 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mounting opposition from Southaven residents has led a Nashville-based solid waste management and consulting firm to put on hold plans for a construction debris landfill in the city.

Environmental Business Services has pulled its application for a conditional use permit. The company wants to explain the project to residents and city officials.

EBS spokesman Rory Reardon said the proposed facility will be on the 150-acre site where an old gravel pit is located. He said the facility will stretch from Memphis, Tenn., into Southaven.

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Southaven Planning Director Whitney Choat said the group’s application only showed using the 150-acre site for green space and trucking in some recyclable building material. Choat said the application was misleading.