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Utah Cities Buying into Bayview Landfill

The majority of the board members from several cities decided to buy into the South Utah Valley Solid Waste Service District facility for $5.75 million.

Several solid waste special service districts in Utah are members of an association called Northern Utah Environmental Resource Agency. The majority of the board members from several cities decided to buy into the South Utah Valley Solid Waste Service District facility for $5.75 million. It will give those cities another place to dispose of their MSW. But not everyone agrees on the course of action.

The Daily Herald has the details:

North Pointe board members were polarized to the extent that one member requested looking at terminating North Pointe SWSSD at its Monday night meeting.

“It could set in motion for Highland to remove itself from the district,” Highland councilman Tim Irwin said at the meeting. “I can’t speak for the council. That’s just what I heard.”

The Highland City Council voted against the project on Aug. 16, according to Mayor Mark Thompson during a phone interview.

The majority of North Pointe board members were positive about the Bayview Landfill project, and said the investment was a good one and secured the landfill for 100 years or more to bury its district waste.

Several representatives from private companies attended the Monday meeting. A few wanted more research done before making the decision.

Read the full story here.

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