Macon-Bibb County is facing another hurdle in how to address or shut down its landfill, which failed its most recent inspection.
During its April 22nd inspection, environmental workers from the Department of Natural Resources rated the landfill a 70 score, down from 90 a few months ago. It needed a 75 to pass.
The DNR says during its inspection, workers found multiple, recurring violations, including uncovered trash, inadequate cover, inadequate erosion control measures, lack of soil, wrong signage and at least three leachate outbreaks.
They also found a methane gas well was missing an air control valve and was sucking air into its system.
Officials had until Tuesday to respond to the Department of Natural Resources to explain why the violations were recurring. Last year, the landfill was hit with a $50,000 fine for multiple violations.