Costs set to rise due to landfill closure


September 1, 2022

Consequences of the closure of the municipal landfill are beginning to be felt and are following the long-held predictions of Moorcroft Mayor Ben Glenn, former mayor Dick Claar and many others who dreaded the inevitable rise in costs under the auspices of outside facilitators.

“We’re trucking to Gillette now so I think we have to look at our commercial rates,” Glenn reported at the last council meeting. “For years they have been too low, but we got away with it because our landfill [rates] was at $60 a ton. We are now paying $80 a ton at Gillette so our commercial garbage rates are...

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