Coweta County is waiving the fees – and extending hours – for Cowetans to dispose of storm debris at the construction and demolition landfill.
Disposal of residential yard debris related Hurricane Irma can be dropped off free through Sept. 23. Only residential yard debris will be allowed – not junk, garbage or household or commercial items.
The landfill normally closes at 4:15 p.m. on weekdays, but will be open until 6:15 on weekdays and to 4:15 on Saturday for storm debris disposal. All dumping must be completed by closing time.
The C&D landfill is located at 164 Essie Walker Road in Newnan, off Ishman Ballard Road.
Local groups have been working to meet needs in areas harder hit by hurricanes. Hundreds of Buckets of Care and cases of water were collected recently at the Western Baptist Association office on Jefferson Place in Newnan.
The association is a group of about 50 Southern Baptist churches in Coweta and surrounding counties. Pastor Jonathan Porter of Greenville Baptist Church directed the loading of a North American Mission Board trailer.
"We we overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and donations from our churches," stated Dr. J. Wayne Jenkins, WBA associational missionary. The trailer of supplies was sent to south Louisiana.