Group seeks signatures to stop landfill

From Staff Reports

Danny Hayes, the leader of a group trying to block a landfill in north Clayton County, said he will submit a petition of opposition to state environmental officials.

Tonight, he will host an informational meeting where residents can sign the letter.

The meeting will be at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 1500 Norman Drive, College Park at 6:30.

Some of the requests made by the citizens group, Hayes has said, include a fence around the landfill, a liner protecting the soil from contamination, and possibly walking trails to beautify the area around the landfill to save property values.

The landfill proposal's history goes back three years ago when it was rezoned in January 2001. The Board of Commissioners subsequently approved an expansion of the landfill in April 2003.