A Hull couple has applied for a conditional use permit to use a portion their land for an inert landfill for concrete recycling, according to documents obtained from the county planning and zoning office.
James (“Jimbo”) and Connie Arnold, 10315 Nowhere Road, have requested the conditional use permit for four to five acres of a 25.02-acre tract currently zoned A-1 (intensive agricultural) property on Nowhere Road near Planter Gunnell Road. The tract currently contains the Arnolds’ home, a horse barn and a shop.
Mr. Arnold said that the landfill would not accept concrete from the public, but that he will truck it in himself in slabs from concrete plants in order to recycle it.
“There won’t be a bunch of vehicles going in and out of there,” Arnold said.
After 20,000 tons has been collected, a crusher will crush the material into “crush and run” which will then be sold to Madison County, or any other area counties that have a need for it.
Arnold estimated that crushing the concrete would be done no more than a couple of times a year.
“This is all part of the ‘going green’ effort,” Arnold said, adding that this process has the approval of the EPA and the EPD.
The planning and zoning commission will hear the request at the first of two public hearings on March 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Madison County government complex in Danielsville.
Following this public hearing, the board of commissioners will consider the matter at its regularly scheduled business meeting Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m.