The Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a joint venture agreement with Greene County for the operation of the Landfill and Transfer Station, action that is forecast to be a cost savings. The new agreement outlines responsibilities in the operation of the demolition landfill by the town and the transfer station by the county on the Old Stage Road site.

For about the last eight years, the Greeneville-Greene County Landfill and Transfer Station was operated by a private company, now known as GFL Environmental. The company also hauled municipal solid waste to its landfill facility at Lowland in Hamblen County. With its contract coming to an end last year, a request for proposals was announced for the operation of the landfill and transfer station as well as the hauling and disposing of the municipal solid waste collected by Greeneville Public Works and at the Greene County Convenience Centers.

Among those submitted, GFL had the best proposal, City Administrator Todd Smith told the board. However, as both town and county solid waste personnel and officials analyzed the proposal by GFL, they felt the landfill and transfer station could be more cost-efficiently operated locally, Smith said.

Town Engineer and Director of Public Works Brad Peters explained the city will operate the demolition landfill on site, accepting construction and other demolition waste, while the county will operate the transfer station, which involves the collection of municipal solid waste for hauling to the GFL landfill.