Advanced Disposal Services received authorization Monday to install a recyclable materials transfer station in an industrial district on McAfee Road in east Bibb County.
The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission approved a conditional-use permit for the transfer station at 100 McAfee Road, off Riggins Mill Road.
The center would be used for residential curbside collection, such as glass, paper, plastic and corrugated cardboard collected from Advanced Disposals clients, according to the commissions staff report. It will not be open to the public.
After questioning by Commissioner and Vice Chairman Kamal Azar, company representatives assured the board that nothing but recyclable items would be processed at the site. No one at the meeting spoke against the proposal.
The site was previously used as a drop-point for refuse collection vehicles that transported municipal solid waste and construction materials.
During the initial phase of the transfer station, all activity will be confined to a 7,650 square foot portion of the existing concrete floor, the staff report stated.
A transfer truck would deposit materials on the concrete and a track hoe or front-end loader would transfer recyclable materials to a larger transfer truck. The operation is expected to transfer 150 tons a day.
A second phase would require the excavation of an existing truck pit, and when the dirt is removed it would allow a larger transfer truck and allow the facility to increase the volume and speed of transporting materials, the report states. The facility would not exceed 400 tons a day.
The hours of operations would be 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and material will be transferred within 24 hours of initial dropoff. No non-recyclable materials will be processed or transferred at this location, the report states.
The application was approved by Azar, Al Tillman and Arthur Hubbard. Commissioners Sarah Gerwig-Moore and Damon King were absent.
Other items on the agenda were:
6010 Peake Road: Conditional use to allow a temporary classroom, A-Agricultural District. Mollye Treadway, Stratford Academy, applicant. Approved.
5826 COLUMBUS ROAD: Conditional use to allow a truck and trailer rental facility with outside storage of vehicles, PDE District. LifeSafer Interlock of North Georgia Inc., applicant. Approved.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:
2619 Stanislaus Plaza: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior modifications, HR-1 District. Eugene Dunwody Jr., Dunwody-Beeland, Architects Inc., applicant. Approved.
476 Third St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior renovations, CBD-1 District. Eugene Dunwody Jr., Dunwody-Beeland, Architects Inc., applicant. Approved.
3248 Napier Ave.: Variance to allow expansion of a nonconforming use (day care center), R-1 District. Stafford Builders & Consultants; Little Lambs Daycare & Learning Center, applicant. Approved.
3500 Riverside Drive: Variance in sign area requirements to allow a freestanding sign, C-2 District. Scott Bombard, Rosson Sign Company, applicant. Denied.
4690 Houston Ave.: Conditional use to allow a multi-message billboard with variance in setback requirements, M-1 District. George Greer, Phyllis Lindsey; Lamar Advertising, applicant. Approved.
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