Reporter: Mark Kelly l Videographer: Dan Heffner
Campbell Co., VA - Monday is moving day for the Region 2000 landfill. It's new home is on Livestock Road in Campbell County.
For four years, home base has been the Concord Turnpike landfill in Lynchburg. But it's outgrown that landfill and needed something new.
The move has been in the works. Planners predicted the Concord Turnpike landfill would fill up in a handful of years, and four years later, it did. Ever since, they've had their eye on the Livestock Road landfill.
"We had to upgrade the facility to be able to handle a regional operation," said Gibson, director of Region 2000 Services Authority.
And they did. The new Livestock Road landfill comes with some new comforts, like a new scale to weigh all the trash.
"We are looking forward to calling this home for quite a while," said Gibson.
Five localities - Lynchburg, Nelson, Appomattox, Campbell and Amherst Counties - all place their trash in to one site. The trash consolidation effort kicked off in 2008, and the Concord Turnpike landfill was the first site chosen. But 40 acres of trash later, Concord Turnpike's busting at the seems and Livestock Road had the space.
Still, Concord Turnpike will stay open for some Lynchburg city residents to place their trash. The only difference is that the hours have been scaled back from 60 hours to 40 hours.
"For the average citizen in the City of Lynchburg, not a whole lot of change. They'll continue to use the Concord Turnpike," said Gibson.
The bigger change is for businesses and county folks. Their trash will go to Livestock Road. And it will be many years before that landfill is stuffed.
"We'll be here about 15 more years," said Gibson.
The scaled back hours for the Concord Turnpike site are Tuesday - Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday. The new Livestock Road site is open Monday - Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.