Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said the sale of the county landfill south of High Point has drawn considerable interest.
"I think we will have at least five bidders," she said.
One of those interested is the city of LaFayette, the county seat.
Commissioner Heiskell said the bids will be opened on Thursday at 3 p.m. at her regular commissioner meeting.
She said she expects a crowd because the landfill has become "the main thing my opponents have been talking about."
Commissioner Heiskell said there was criticism about the landfill losing money and then more criticism when she decided to sell it. She said she felt it was better to go ahead and offer it for sale rather than slowly try to turn it around by increasing rates.
She said the landfill rates are cheaper than competitors, but she said any time there was a rate increase it had a ripple effect - with private haulers charging their customers more.
Commissioner Heiskell said there is especial interest in the property since it accepts construction and debris items. She said the Hamilton County landfill at Birchwood is closing its C&D operation.
She said when the county ambulance company was sold it worked out better for the community. She said the private firm has lower rates and a better fleet of ambulances.
Commissioner Heiskell said Walker and Dade counties are the only area Georgia counties still operating landfills.
She said, "Maybe the other counties know something we don't know."