Screven County has opened a new dumpster site in Cooperville, behind the fire station on Highway 301.
“Everyone’s pretty satisfied with it and how good it looks,” said Vernon Edenfield, public works director. It replaces one before that was behind the convenience store on the other side of Highway 301, toward Oliver. The old one is closed, he said.
The new site is on one-half acre, with gravel driveways and chain-link fencing. “It looks real nice now,” Edenfield said. “I hope people will take care of it.”
The new site, which is only for Screven County residents, is open all the time, he said.
Dumpsters at four locations on Highway 301 will be closed soon and residents will be asked to take their trash to the new site in Cooperville or to the dumpsters on Rocky Ford Road, next to the prison.
Scheduled for closure in the next few weeks are dumpsters on Highway 301 at the following locations: Simmons Branch Road, next to the church; Gilgal Road, behind the 301 Auction; about one-eighth of a mile north of Double Heads Church; and near the fuel port and Neighbor’s Exxon.
Plans also calls for cleaning up and improving the dumpster site on Rocky Ford Road, next to the prison. That work should be done later this year, Edenfield said.