As we approach Earth Day, let's talk about litter for a moment. Since 2017, our litter crew has picked up more than 580,000 pounds of roadside trash! Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a record year for litter pick-up and 2021 is currently on pace to be even worse. Listen to your friends and … Continue reading Let’s Put a Lid on Litter
Commissioner Meeting Audio – 10-8-20
Listen to a public hearing on two proposed ordinances. One would create a Special Events Permit to require event planners to coordinate with first responders. The other would require inoperable, uninsured vehicles to be stored behind a resident’s home and also require household garbage be placed in plastic or galvanized containers until collected.
Maintaining Essential Services at the Walker County Landfill during COVID-19
Chickamauga, GA - The Walker County Landfill provides an essential service to the community, as the proper disposal of waste reduces health hazards and environmental concerns. With more people now at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an influx of customers at the Landfill has strained efforts to provide an essential service while protecting the … Continue reading Maintaining Essential Services at the Walker County Landfill during COVID-19
High Fire Danger Could Impact Open Burning Season
With the arrival of October, Georgia’s seasonal burn ban, which impacts Walker and 53 other counties, comes to a close. While burning is allowed from October 1st through April 30th, residents need to obtain a permit and be aware of what is legal and illegal to burn.
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