landfill consolidation

Landfill management
4:14 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

DEQ draft rule language worries landfill operators

Park County closed Powell's landfill to comply with DEQ regulations.
Credit Rebecca Martinez / Wyoming Public Radio

Wyoming counties are concerned about confusing language the state's Department of Environmental Quality has used in draft rules guiding the closure and relocation of leaking landfills.
 

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Cody Landfill
4:11 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Park County wants consistency, a level playing field for landfill operations

The Park County Board of Commissioners is concerned that its decision to comply with statewide environmental standards by building a new lined landfill cell will continue to take a financial toll on the County if the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality doesn’t act soon.

In order to renew their permits, the DEQ has required operators to prove their landfills aren’t leaking, or to build a leak-resistant lined landfill cell, or move their trash somewhere that’s leak-resistant. Park County built a new lined cell at the Cody landfill.
 

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Landfills
6:41 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

DEQ seeks state support to move forward with landfill closures

Many of Wyoming’s landfills are leaking or approaching capacity, so the Department of Environmental Quality is working with state agencies and municipalities to develop and fund a plan to close facilities that aren’t environmentally sustainable, and move new waste to landfills which are.

DEQ Spokesman Keith Guille says the existing landfills in the state are permitted, and were built to environmental standards at the time.

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