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.
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.