Council gives up fight over landfill


March 17, 2022

Grace Moore

Moorcroft's landfill remains busy, despite its uncertain future. Despite years of trying to keep it open, the council has signaled it is now ready to throw in the towel.

After years of fighting to keep the Moorcroft landfill open, seeking every avenue available to make the facility viable for everyone, the town council has run out of options, a situation discussed candidly and at length at a work shop before the regular Monday meeting, this week.

As of June, the current operating permit for the latest extension will be up and, according to Public Works Director Cory Allison, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is becoming ever more impatient for a decisive move to either begin work on a new pit to the mandated standard of the state or closure of t...

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