Finally, the dirt is on the move.
Crews began work on Feb. 11 moving dirt from two tracts of land adjacent to the LaGrange Landfill on Greenville Road.
The city bought the land for about $500,000, but it’s worth it.
The landfill has to be covered with dirt daily to comply with federal environmental rules.
Since early last year, the landfill had been running out of dirt. It was costing about $1,000 a day to haul dirt from other sites to the landfill. Moving dirt the city already owns from just next door is much more cost effective. About 149,000 cubic yards of dirt will be moved to the landfill, where a pit was cleared to store it.
Once the land is cleared, the city can sell it to a future developer.
It should take about 20 working days to move all the dirt.