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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Board weighs replacing landfill with transfer station

The future of garbage disposal in Cottonwood County could be sending that garbage elsewhere.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Cottonwood County Commissioners held further discussion on the future of the county landfill.

Solid waste officer Kyle Pillatzki noted he had been reviewing information from several nearby counties.

Pillatzki noted that of the 22 landfills in the state, Cottonwood County’s has the smallest intake volume, stating the landfill currently takes in about 12,000 tons of municipal solid waste and another 4,500 tons of demolition waste annually.

Having a transfer station would also mean eventually capping and closing the current landfill. The capping process likely would take 10 to 15 years, depending on how quickly the transfer station would be up and running.

More from Tuesday’s meeting appears in the May 22 print and e-editions of the Citizen.

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