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County offers new “clean-up” service

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By Tia Lynn Ivey

Managing Editor 

Morgan County is offering a new “clean-up” service for free to residents. 

“We want to get the word out about this,” said County Commissioner Andy Ainslie at Tuesday’s regular meeting. “We want our citizens to know about this and take advantage of it.”

The first Saturday of every month, the county is allowing residents to dispose of larger items for free at the transfer station. The next free drop-off date is Saturday, Dec. 5. An ID for Proof of residency is required at the drop-off. 

“Morgan County is excited to announce that beginning on Saturday November 7, 2020, that the first Saturday of every month is free for Morgan County residents,” said a county press release.  “The Transfer Station will be open from 7 a.m. to noon. We request that large loads arrive by 11:30 a.m.  Commercial establishments or businesses are not free. It is at the discretion of the Scale House Operator if a truck is commercial. Residents may bring the following items to the Transfer Station located on 2480 Athens Highway, in Madison.”

County residents will be able to drop off unwanted items such as old furniture, batteries, metal products, and brush and yard trimmings for free. This offer does not apply to businesses. Tires and construction materials will still be accepted, but will be charged the usual rate that is posted at the transfer station. 

According to the county, all items must be sorted and unloaded by residents.  “All materials must be secured or covered during transport to prevent littering.  Semi-Tractor Trailer, Skidder, and Large Equipment tires are NOT permitted.”

The county is asking all participants to be mindful of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

“Due to COVID-19, we ask that residents follow the State and CDC guidelines and maintain social distancing of six feet from other people.  We also encourage residents to wear face masks,” said the county press release.  “For safety reasons, no children younger than 6 years will be allowed out of vehicles inside the Transfer Station. It is advised that participants wear appropriate footwear, no open-toe shoes are advised.”

For more information, please call the Morgan County Transfer Station at 706-342-5075.

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