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Disposal company plans recyclable materials center in east Bibb County

Advanced Disposal Services plans to install a recyclable materials transfer station in an industrial district on McAfee Road in east Bibb County.

The company has requested a conditional-use permit from the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission for the transfer station at 100 McAfee Road, off Riggins Mill Road. The application is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting.

The center would be used for residential curb side collection, such as glass, paper, plastic and corrugated cardboard collected from Advanced Disposal’s clients, according to the commission’s staff report. It will not be open to the public.

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 drop off. No non-recyclable materials will be processed or transferred at this location, the report states.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. in the 10th floor conference room, Willie C. Hill Hall Annex, 682 Cherry St.

Other items on the agenda are:

CONDITIONAL USES:

6010 Peake Road: Conditional use to allow a temporary classroom, A-Agricultural District. Mollye Treadway, Stratford Academy, applicant.

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.

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.

476 Third St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior renovations, CBD-1 District. Eugene Dunwody Jr., Dunwody-Beeland, Architects Inc., applicant.

VARIANCES:

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.

SIGNS:

3500 Riverside Drive: Variance in sign area requirements to allow a freestanding sign, C-2 District. Scott Bombard, Rosson Sign Company, applicant.

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.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.

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