The Olmsted County, Minn., Public Works Department is seeking to expand the county’s incinerator ash landfill, which would extend its life by approximately 32 years.
The Kalmar Landfill is currently permitted to fill seven double-lined cells, and the county is hoping to expand the landfill by adding three additional cells. In addition, the county is looking to modify the plans for two already permitted cells that have not yet been developed, according to a report by KROC-AM News.
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The Olmsted County Public Works Department is preparing to expand the county’s existing incinerator ash landfill between Rochester and Byron.
The Kalmar Landfall was specially designed to hold the ash generated by the Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility and the Mayo Medical Waste Incinerator. The county is currently permitted by the state to fill 7 double-lined cells at the site and is now preparing to request permits for an additional 3 cells. A spokesman says the proposal also calls for modifying the plans for two already permitted cells that have yet to be developed.