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McLean, Ill., County Landfill Set to Close

The nearby transfer station will remain open, allowing landfill owner Republic Services to continue accepting trash there.

A McLean, Ill., County landfill is set to close this weekend, but officials say it will not significantly impact residents or local governments in the Bloomington area.

According to a report in The Pantagraph, the nearby transfer station will remain open, allowing waste company and landfill owner Republic Services to continue accepting trash there and rerouting it to the Livingston County Landfill. The city of Bloomington and the town of Normal will continue to pay the same rates, about $50 per ton, to take garbage to the transfer station under a contract that expires in 2021, the report noted.

The Pantagraph has more details:

McLean County garbage is bound for Pontiac following closure of the local landfill, but officials don't expect any significant changes for residents or local governments.

Though the McLean County Landfill closes Sunday at 2105 W. Oakland Ave. in Bloomington, the nearby transfer station will remain open, allowing waste company and landfill owner Republic Services to continue accepting trash there and simply rerouting it to the Livingston County Landfill, which it also owns.

"The average citizen putting trash on the curb is really not going to notice anything. The trash is still going to be loaded in the same truck and come here first," said Republic Services General Manager Dan Winters. "Pontiac is a much larger site, so costs can be distributed there in a more efficient way."

Read the full article here.

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