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ECUA searches for cheaper garbage facility

ESCAMBIA COUNTY   --  For years the Perdido Landfill has paid for itself in large part because the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority pays to dump garbage there.

Now ECUA is looking at cheaper places to use, which means the landfill could take a big financial hit.
   
The county could lose 3.5 million dollars a year if ECUA pulls out.
State law requires the landfill to stay open, regardless of whether it's making money or not.