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A-1 Landfill Appeal Denied, Could Close in 30 Days

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.- A-1 Waste's landfill in west Madison County could be forced to close in 30 days, after a court order denying their appeal.

Madison County Attorney Steven Maroney told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News this week the court upheld a ruling where the landfill's permit was denied.

"I hope that the people who live in this neighborhood will take note and be happy that Madison County has fought on their behalf," said Maroney.

Julian Hennings lives on the same street as the landfill, and said he hopes the long court battle is finally over.

"It brings our property value down," expressed Hennings. "We really don't need it out here."

The order will not be final for 30 days, in which the landfill has the right to appeal the decision again.

"I really hope they chose not to appeal and just take their business elsewhere," said Hennings.

Maroney said an appeal could continue the court case up to 12 months.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News was unable to reach anyone at A-1 Waste for comment on the order.