Walker County Fire Rescue Responds to Early Morning Fire at Landfill

Chickamauga, GA - A recently filled area of the Walker County Landfill caught fire early this morning. Around 2:00 a.m., material that had been brought to the landfill Tuesday flared up in the Construction and Demolition section, where building waste such as lumber, glass and brick is disposed. Firefighters with Walker County Fire Rescue used … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Responds to Early Morning Fire at Landfill

Latest “Retire Your Tires” Amnesty Day Achieves Record Turnout

Chickamauga, GA – Before the gates even opened last Saturday, the crew working Walker County’s latest Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day knew the event would be bustling.  Vehicles were lined up and down Marble Top Road waiting to get in to the Walker County Landfill to dispose of tires for free.  “We actually opened early because people … Continue reading Latest “Retire Your Tires” Amnesty Day Achieves Record Turnout

Landfill Hours Updated as Enforcement Begins for Unsecured & Uncovered Loads

Chickamauga, GA - In an effort to improve the customer experience, the Walker County Landfill will begin opening to the public on Wednesdays, effective immediately.  The move comes as the county adjusts gate hours at the landfill to make public access times more consistent and less confusing.  Effective April 15th, gate hours will run 8:00 a.m. to … Continue reading Landfill Hours Updated as Enforcement Begins for Unsecured & Uncovered Loads

New Landfill Hours Effective April 15th

Chickamauga, GA - In an effort to improve the customer experience, the Walker County Landfill will begin opening to the public on Wednesdays, starting the week of April 15th.  The move comes as the county adjusts gate hours at the landfill to make public access times more consistent and less confusing. Effective April 15th, gate hours will … Continue reading New Landfill Hours Effective April 15th

Commissioner Provides 3rd Quarter Update on County Finances & Improvements

Rossville, GA - Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield provided an update on the road to financial recovery at the latest Walker County Chamber of Commerce meeting. Whitfield discussed the 270 day turnaround in cash flow and how the county was able to operate longer in 2018 without a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) compared to … Continue reading Commissioner Provides 3rd Quarter Update on County Finances & Improvements

Walker County Receives State Grant to Target Litter and Enhance Community Pride

LaFayette, GA – A state grant just awarded to Walker County will save taxpayers thousands of dollars and keep a valuable community service in operation. The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources approved a “Right of Way Litter Detail” grant for Walker County. Grant funds will offset some of the … Continue reading Walker County Receives State Grant to Target Litter and Enhance Community Pride

Small Fire at Walker County Landfill Kept Contained

Chickamauga, GA – A small fire, about the size of two basketball courts, ignited this afternoon at the Walker County Landfill. The fire occurred around 3:30 p.m. in a contained area. Landfill crews used dirt from a nearby stockpile to smother the fire and create a break to prevent it from spreading. Firefighters with Walker … Continue reading Small Fire at Walker County Landfill Kept Contained

Second Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day Outperforms Original Event

Chickamauga, GA - Hundreds of Walker County residents took advantage of an opportunity to dispose of old, unwanted tires for free Saturday at the Walker County Landfill. The county hosted its second Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day. Residents brought 6,741 tires to the landfill during the seven hour event, including 106 tires from a satellite drop … Continue reading Second Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day Outperforms Original Event