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MARSHALL (KMHL)— Waste haulers from southwest Minnesota brought a total of about 59,000 tons of garbage to the Lyon County landfill in 2021. It’s an increase from past years.

Even with more trash going in, the landfill is filling up about as fast as expected, said Lyon County Environmental Administrator Roger Schroeder. The current usable area of the landfill is calculated to fill up in 2024.

The county will also need to prepare an application to renew its solid waste permit, which expires in July 2024.

The landfill is now also serving more customers than in past years, with Redwood and Renville counties bringing waste to Lyon County.

Of the waste brought to the landfill in 2021, about 55,000 tons was household waste, as opposed to industrial or construction waste.

County commissioners approved two separate consulting agreements with Burns & McDonnell. One agreement was for work on the county’s solid waste permit renewal application at a cost of $135,000. The other was for work on the landfill phasing plan at a cost of $70,000. Funding for both tasks will come from the landfill’s enterprise fund balance.

(Story from Marshall Independent)