Jacksonville, Fla.-based Advanced Disposal Services has opened its 300-acre Turkey Trot Landfill in Washington County, Ala. The municipal solid waste landfill is accepting waste from southern Alabama.

In addition to discounted disposal rates, Washington County will receive a host fee from Advanced Disposal. “We’re thrilled to finally be open for business,” said Gerald Allen, vice president of landfills for Advanced Disposal, in a press release. “We look forward to Turkey Trot Landfill becoming a vital contributor to the financial well-being of Washington County.”

• During the construction of the landfill, Advanced Disposal officials discovered a colony of gopher tortoises on the site. The firm’s successful efforts to relocate the animals are detailed in Waste Age’s “Tortoise Trouble” article.