MADISON (WKOW) – Dane County has chosen a company to oversee the implementation of a solid waste strategy to extend the life of the county's existing landfill.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday that TRC Environmental Corporation will help execute the plan Parisi says will make the county's landfill last another 30 years.
"This expansion will make the hardest working landfill in the state even more productive," Parisi says. "Our landfill already generates millions in electricity from decaying garbage, and saves county taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars by converting trash to cleaner, cheaper, compressed natural gas for the county's vehicle fleet."
It's all part of a three-tiered plan. The first two phases are already underway. Parisi's office says a new system is online to accelerate the decomposition of garbage in the landfill, creating additional space for more garbage.
The second phase started in July with the construction of a new $4-million recycling center. Parisi says it will result in a 40% reduction in the amount of waste that goes into the landfill.
TRC Environmental Corporation will be responsible for the implementation of the third phase of the solid waste strategy – the expansion of the county's current landfill at its existing site. The firm was awarded the $485,200 contract to handle design work, compliance with the state's permitting process, cost and revenue projections, and the public outreach and approval process.
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