Multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against Decatur County;
countersuit filed citing federal environmental violations
On February 17, 2017 Waste Services of Decatur, LLC. Filed suit in the United States District Court
Western District of Tennessee Jackson Division alleging that Decatur County was in breach of the
Contract to operate the Decatur County Landfill. Waste Services alleges that Decatur County breached
the contract by failing to provide the free disposal and treatment of the leachate coming out of the
Landfill. (Leachate is the liquid that drains or “leaches” from a landfill. It usually contains both dissolved
and suspended materials.) Waste Services claims that the county’s failure to provide free disposal a...