Big Horn Basin revisiting regional landfill possibility

Nov 12, 2013 The Associated Press

POWELL -- County officials in the Big Horn Basin are talking once again about establishing a regional landfill.

Park County has spent millions building a lined landfill cell in Cody. The site remains unused amid uncertainty that it would be economically feasible.

Six years ago, Park County split away from a group of counties that were planning a regional landfill. Park County officials objected to how the consultant to help with those plans was chosen.

Since then, the state Legislature has provided funding to shut down old landfills and build garbage transfer stations.

County officials are now thinking about a regional landfill again amid the higher costs and other challenges facing existing landfills.

Officials say talks could include the cities of Powell and Thermopolis.

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