Alcorn landfill closure pushed to Aug. 1

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — Alcorn County officials have pushed back to Aug. 1 the closing of the local landfill to the public.

The board of supervisors agreed this week to amend the start date of the contract with Waste Connections from July 1 to Aug. 1.

Officials tell the Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/16546Xv ) that the wrong date was reflected in the board minutes from when the contract was approved on June 14.

For residents, the change means that any loads they would normally take to the rubbish site on Proper Street will need to go to the South Harper transfer station beginning Aug. 1.

A $5 fee will be charged for smaller-sized loads.

Waste Connections will lease and operate the county’s transfer station for 10 years with a tipping fee of $22.98 per ton.