New Landfill Opens Soon
The city said the temporary site was just a bridge between the old landfill and the new, privately operated transport facility. Veolia, the private company that will be operating the new site, said it planned to have a permit six months ago.
The lack of landfill space will mostly affect businesses that dump their trash in the temporary site.
David Stahlachmidt, a landfill user, said he's looking for two things from the new facility.
"Just the easy access and easy help," Stahlachmidt said.
Stahlachmidt's company uses the dumping site about four times a month. The current location will stop taking trash on Saturday. The city will keep the dumpsters at the temporary site available until the new site opens.
"It's just kind of out of sight, out of mind. It's a lot better location. It's a permanent structure. The one we had was outdoors. The dumpsters were out there. It was a pain in the neck to keep the litter picked up," Tom Sanders, from the Public Works Department, said.
Stahlachmidt said the new facility will not only help his company, but others as well. Officials expect the new facility to open next week. The temporary drop off site will continue to collect yard waste and other environmental trash. The new facility will not accept these materials.