City seeks to diversify land for solid waste

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

The City of Chiefland is looking to secure new land for its solid waste operation.

Chiefland Wastewater Supervisor Randy Wilkerson said Monday the land, about 33 acres of pasture located near N.W. Highway 129 and N.W. 130th Street, is being sought in order to "diversify" the city's options when it comes to dealing with waste material.

"We’re trying to get more sites. We don't want to have all our eggs in one basket," Wilkerson said.

The city currently leases two plots for the breaking down of waste material several miles away from the proposed site, but officials want to have another option in case the owner of the plots, Mark Graham, wants to graze cattle or grow hay, both of which require the land to remain unused for waste solids for about a month prior.

Wilkerson said the proposed site, which is still under Florida Department of Environmental Protection review, was used years ago, but the old owner of the land wanted to use it for growing. Food crops require one year of not being used for waste processing before fields can be used.

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