Landfill lessons

The daily newspaper carries the latest escapades of the Saufley Landfill (Landfill owner jailed, released). There is a lesson here.

Escambia County needs a more stringent permitting process for private landfills. Owners need to verify that they have the expertise to operate the facilities. Bonds need to be posted to insure compliance with environmental laws.

This private landfills have operated under the radar – made good money after Hurricane Ivan – and the community is left with the environmental problems.