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Landfill better, but still fails inspection

DEQ assessment reveals improvement, but work remains to be done

 

January 13, 2022

Grace Moore

Netting controls flying debris to an extent, but the real answer may be another pit for the landfill.

Moorcroft's landfill failed another assessment from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently, though not to the extent of the previous inspection, according to mayor pro-tem Ben Glenn.

"It wasn't near as bad because we have been putting our nets up and getting everything in place, trying to be a good neighbor out there," he said.

The issues of regular and proper daily coverage as well as the size of the open work area were cited, but Glenn noted the bitter cold affected outside work to a degree in recent weeks. He stated, though, "We are taking steps forward, but we have to m...



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