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Texas Landfill Shares Expansion Plans for Local Landfill

Amarillo, Texas has revealed its plans to expand the city’s landfill to keep up with the area’s needs in the future.

September 21, 2023

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Amarillo, Texas has revealed its plans to expand the city’s landfill to keep up with the area’s needs in the future.

The landfill will expand by adding a 10th cell, a wide-open area at the site where waste can be dumped.

“Here’s the math, there are 12 cell areas available. We’ve now used and filled two completely, we’re using the third and fourth cell and we’re building the fifth cell, which is cell 10,” says Buzz Pishkur, interim public works director for the City of Amarillo.

With this addition, costing upwards of $4 million, the city is hoping to add 10 or 15 years of life to the landfill.

“The landfill, for people who haven’t been out there, there’s about 660 acres and it’s laid out for twelve cells. Cells are basically a hole in the ground that we put garbage in and fill them back up and then we reclaim them,” said Pishkur. “Well, we charge for garbage collection and so from those revenues, we then take the money and invest it in the landfill and operating the landfill.”

Construction on the expansion started in June and is currently 50% completed.

Read the full article here.

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