Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Becky Jane Newbold
Managing Editor 

Landfill closure may mean higher rates for Lewis' waste


December 26, 2019

An employee of United Waste Haulers announced the impact of the closure of Decatur County’s landfill on Lewis County last Monday evening. The Board of Commissioners learned fees for Lewis County’s waste disposal could be increasing by approximately $108,000 annually.

Mike Papineau of Mount Pleasant, who manages United Waste Haulers with his wife, Diane, presented three options to Lewis County for waste disposal.

Lewis County’s waste could be transported to Camden, Lewisburg or Walnut, Mississippi, Papineau informed.

Camden’s landfill, owned by Waste Management, is 132 miles rou...

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