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Jefferson County Stepping Up Fight Against Illegal Dumping
2/10/2016  Jefferson County is stepping up its efforts to combat litter and illegal dumping.

   

BIRMINGHAM, AL- (February 9, 2016) Jefferson County is stepping up its efforts to combat litter and illegal dumping. In the last year, over 250 tons of trash have been collected from County roadsides and illegal dump sites. Aside from the ugly visual, these sites create situations that can be harmful to health, property values and quality of life.

Dumping is a crime and will be prosecuted. If you see illegal dumping in unincorporated Jefferson County, call the Zoning Division of the Jefferson County Land Planning Office at 205-325-5638 (option 6), or email Contact_Zoning@jccal.org to report it. Our investigators will be on the case and cameras are monitoring known, common sites. Individuals found responsible for dumping will be cited and assessed what is currently a $250 fine.

Instead of dumping, we ask that our residents take pride in their communities and deposit trash where it belongs. Legal dump sites can be found in the following locations:

Mt. Olive Landfill

101 Barber Blvd

Gardendale, AL 35071

205-631-8258

Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 7 am-12 pm

Cost: $9.00 for the first 500 pounds, $31.25/ton thereafter

 

Turkey Creek Landfill

7035 Narrows Road

Pinson, AL 35126

205-681-6307

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 am-3 pm, Saturday 8 am-12 pm

Cost: $9.00/load (pickup truck or car only)

 

Johns Transfer Station

5125 Bessemer Johns Road

Bessemer, AL 35023

205-426-5444

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 am-4 pm, Saturday 7 am-12pm

Cost: $10.00 for the first 500 pounds, $33.00/ton thereafter

 

Peabody Convenience Center

11510 Lock 17 Road

Bessemer, AL 35023

205-497-0318

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 7 am-5 pm

Cost: $8.50/ (pickup truck or car only)

 

Residents transporting material to these sites should cover their loads to prevent trash from blowing onto county roadways.

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