Mexia’s landfill neat, tidy scientific operation


A worker at the Mexia landfill prepares to work on a load of trash and garbage. What appears to be a low hill in the distance is one of several piles of processed trash that has been mixed with dirt. Mexia News photos/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Though the Mexia landfill is full of garbage and trash, finding a glimpse of it is rare. The Mexia Lions Club toured the landfill recently and learned some of the basics of the site.

Owned by Republic Services, the landfill is about a mile south of Mexia on LCR 460, which starts out as Belknap Street in the city. The landfill has been there at least since 1980, when the city of Mexia registered it with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, said Andrea Kotrla, operations supervisor of the Mexia landfill. BFI bought the landfill from the city in 2002. Later BFI merged with Allied Waste, then Allied merged with Republic Services.

Generally, anything that is picked up in Mexia and other local municipalities, like Wortham, Groesbeck, Kosse and Thornton, is taken to the Mexia site.

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