Question: What are we going to do when the landfill is closed?



The City’s Solid Waste operation will be undergoing a tremendous amount of transformation in the next several years.  The landfill is used just for building materials and will be closed by 2018.  The landfill closure will eliminate odor as well as keep stormwater from infiltrating the waste, which later needs to be pumped off.  A new building materials disposal design will be developed prior to closure and will segregate the small amount of building materials that are disposed within the City.  Much of the building materials can be diverted or recycled.  The landfill closure will have no impact on household trash that is disposed of at the Hoppers.  Household trash will continue to be transferred to a facility that incinerates the trash.

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