The Angelina County Landfill will use $1.2 million to construct another waste cell; the landfill has seen a 25% increase in local waste tonnage in the last three years, landfill manager Chuck Brooks said.

The Angelina County Commissioners allowed Brooks to transfer $1.2 million from its fund balance to site development funds on Tuesday. Construction of the 6- to 8-acre cell could take a couple months to complete depending on the crew hired to do the work and the weather, Brooks said.

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