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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Commissioners discuss landfill options

The Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners held a work session Tuesday to discuss the future of the county landfill.

A recent feasibility study showed the municipal solid waste portion of the landfill has a remaining life expectancy of eight to nine years, while the demolition portion has just four to five years remaining.

The board heard from Solid Waste Officer Kyle Pillatzki, who presented the findings, which laid out three potential options: construct a new, expanded landfill, construct a transfer station to prepare garbage to be shipped elsewhere, or do nothing and let haulers determine where garbage goes.

Pillatzki suggested looking into a hybrid option, with potential preprocessing to reduce the amount of waste going into the landfill.

The board requested Pillatzki look into costs for each option and planned another work session for March 19 to discuss options further.

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