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Montana Landfill Salvages Metal After Fire

Montana Landfill Salvages Metal After Fire

In the wake of a fire this weekend at a landfill north of Kalispell, Mt., officials are finding that there is metal that can be salvaged and sold. 

According to a report from,

“It looks like all the metals will be salvageable, so that’s a good thing,” said Jim Chilton, the landfill operations manager.

The county relies on metal salvage as a source of revenue. 

On Monday, workers were sifting through the torched pile of washing machines, lawnmowers and other appliances in the massive pile. Chilton said the landfill had up to 900 tons of material there and about half of it burned on Sunday.

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