Brantley County is not a suitable place for a Landfill.
In 2016, Brantley County Development Partners, LLC submitted an application to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to build a landfill in Waynesville adjacent to US 82. The community has voiced strong opposition to this project due to environmental concerns and health concerns.
What can you do next? Stay tuned for next steps...
Recap: What has happened so far?
Facility Negotiations Process: Over 300 people signed a petition requesting that Brantley County initiate the Facility Issues Negotiations Process as described in the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act § 12-8-32.
Site Suitability: EPD invited public comments on Draft Site Limitations in December 2019. These Site Limitations were drafted based on the applicant's Site Suitability Report. EPD received 9,517 public comments, all but three were in opposition to the draft site limitations. On May 28, 2020, EPD issued a Site Suitability Notice, dismissing virtually all of the public's concerns. Read Satilla Riverkeeper's initial comment letter and supplemental comment letter. Read EPD's Responses to the public's concerns.
Sen. William Ligon introduced SB 384 that would prohibit any new landfills within 3 miles of the Satilla River. This bill would protect the river and nearby communities. This bill passed the Senate on March 12th, but stalled out in the House Committee on Rules in the final days of the session in July.