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New landfill cell should open this week

Utilizing GPS systems, graders set the level and pitch of the landfill phase that is expected to go into use this week.

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Almost $800,000 in costs and some eight acres of ground since it began, the newest phase of the Barton County Landfill is done and, hopefully, will be open for use this week, Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt told the Barton County Commission Monday.
Witt said it’s only due to a natural disaster that the site isn’t already in use.
He explained that the section of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that has to give its final approval for the new phase to go into use has been swamped recently, working to approve emergency landfill areas ...

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