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Moorcroft to resume push for regional landfill

Moorcroft works to bring landfill up to standard prior to once again proposing a countywide facility


September 24, 2020

Several years ago, the Town of Moorcroft was obliged to bury the pit at its landfill per the requirements of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Though the pit was situated in bentonite, an effective water-tight liner, DEQ mandated the closure of most of the smaller unlined municipal trenches in Wyoming due to the discovery that many were leaking.

Moorcroft alone cannot afford the multimillion-dollar expense for lining a new pit and closing the existing area, so the town is seeking the recognition of a solid waste district from the Crook County Commissioners. The council...

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