All vehicles delivering waste to the Coffee County Landfill are weighed in on electronic scales, directed to the proper disposal area, and then weighed out. All loads, whether commercial or private vehicles, must be properly tarped or secured in a manner which prevents waste from leaving the vehicle prior to the load being accepted by the landfill.
Vehicles will be directed to a disposal area according to the type of waste being hauled. Currently, there are three disposal areas in the landfill: Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Construction and Demolition (C&D), and a citizens' drop off point. The MSW and C&D disposal areas are the most commonly utilized disposal areas. However, private citizens with small loads of waste may be directed to the citizens' drop off point to dispose of their loads.
All waste is placed and packed in the appropriate disposal area. It is also covered at the end of each work day. Scavenging through the garbage is not permitted at any time and once waste is placed in a disposal area, it cannot be removed from the landfill.
In addition to inspections conducted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), the staff of the Coffee County Landfill conducts monitoring activities which include ground water monitoring, storm water monitoring, gas monitoring, initial waste inspections, random waste inspections, and quarterly tonnage monitoring. These monitoring activities help to ensure that the Coffee County Landfill remains in compliance with all federal and state regulations.