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Landfill to close on Saturdays
The Statesboro Transfer Station, or landfill, will be closed to the public on Saturdays.
    In a cost cutting move, the city of Statesboro will be closing the transfer station, or landfill, located on North Main, to the public on Saturdays.
    During Tuesday’s Statesboro City Council meeting, director of public works Bobby Colson informed the council of the move, telling them it would save the city $22,000. He said because of economic concerns and a tightening city budget, the move would reduce the overtime hours of employees during a time when there isn’t much public traffic at the landfill.
    Transfer station supervisor Jeff McCarty said May 9 will be the last day the landfill is open to the public until economic conditions at the city improve. McCarty said public use of the landfill on Saturday has always been fairly light.
    “That’s one reason we’re closing. Basically we just get city and county trash so it will be open to them,” McCarty said. “As far as public traffic, it’s shut down, which we never got that much to start with, so it’s not going to be that big a deal.”
    The various county recycling centers and drop-offs will continue to remain open during their normally scheduled hours.
    Phil Boyum may be reached at (912) 489-9454.
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