Proposed Landfill Expansion at Odds with Everglades Restoration ProjectProposed Landfill Expansion at Odds with Everglades Restoration Project
November 12, 2015
A Miami-Dade County landfill wants to expand its territory to nearby wetlands before space maxes out.
The landfill on south Biscayne Bay is expected to fill up by 2029. Waste Management Inc. spokeswoman Dawn McCormick said the company wants to expand its dump to keep the landfill open by 2050.
However, the county's Division of Environmental Resources Management has recommended rejecting the expansion, saying the land is meant for a $164 million restoration project to help fix the Everglades.