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Moorcroft hits snag with C&D pit

Council hears pit is not breaking even; weighs potential costs of closure

HDR Engineering has been contracted by the Town of Moorcroft to specifically pursue proper permitting closure of the now-defunct landfill. Engineer Heath Turbiville reported the most recent findings last week, as HDR begins that process.

The construction and debris (C&D) pit currently available to the public is bringing in approximately 20 tons a month; however, according to Turbiville, the tonnage required to “break even” is 200 ton monthly.

Turbiville judges the annual intake the new cell would generate could be approximately $17,000 with the present 20 tons a month, “Not much if you stay at...