Neighbors launch 'smelly plan' against Forsyth County plant

by: Rachel Stockman Updated:

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Neighbors are fighting back against a proposal to increase the size of a recycling plant.

They say the site, off Highway 9 in Forsyth County, is already attracting rodents and vultures, and causing major traffic concerns.

That is why neighbors have launched a full online campaign, called A Smelly Plan.

“It is a very densely populated area and it is going to affect dozens and dozens of neighborhoods, and thousands of families so we are very concerned,” said Natasha Turner, who lives in the neighborhood.

Advanced Disposal submitted a proposal to Forsyth County to expand their recycling facility off Highway 9 to a total of about 76,000 square feet.

“That is about the size of UGA’s football stadium ,” said Turner.

Neighbors said they were told by the company, in addition to recycling, they would also be transferring garbage. According to the proposal, the addition would create about 115 vehicle trips through the area per day.

“People turning in and out, it is a traffic nightmare already,” said Toni Hatcher. “It is not something that we want in our area. That type of expansion could mean many issues.”

Phone calls and emails seeking more information to Advanced Proposal and their attorneys were not returned.

Click here for more information on the Smelly Plan campaign. : Facebook.com/asmellyplan