NOW:53051:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
32°
H 32° L 32°
Cloudy | 3MPH

Waste Management pitches third landfill expansion to extend life of facility to 2026

43 acres would be added east of site

Nov. 26, 2008

Trash soon could climb higher and stretch farther at the Orchard Ridge Landfill.

For the third time in almost two years, the Menomonee Falls Village Board on Nov. 17 reviewed a request by Waste Management to expand the local facility, N9355 Boundary Road.

A vertical expansion proposing to add 15 feet of height to the 110-foot-tall landfill was requested in 2007, followed shortly thereafter by a request for a 10-acre horizontal expansion to the south.

Decisions are expected to be made on the vertical and horizontal expansions by the end of the year, Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald said, whereas the negotiation process is starting for the third request to expand the landfill eastward.

The most recent request calls for adding about 43 acres to the east of the landfill, for an estimated capacity increase of 4.3 million cubic yards and 4 to 6 years of site life.

The other two expansions would increase capacity by 2.4 million cubic yards and two to three years of site life.

All three expansions could extend the landfill’s life to 2026.

“The expansions will meet local needs for safe, environmentally protective disposal of wastes that aren’t recyclable,” Waste Management spokeswoman Lynn Morgan said, adding that it typically takes five to seven years to complete the siting process. “With communities counting on us for safe disposal, we need to develop new landfill capacity well ahead of demand.”

A committee comprised of Menomonee Falls representatives, including Fitzgerald, and representatives from the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee and Waukesha counties likely will form by mid-December to begin negotiations for the third expansion.

Since Germantown is within 1,500 feet of the proposed expansion to the south, the village elected to participate in the siting committee that is negotiating that request. Washington County also was eligible to participate but opted not to participate, Morgan said.

The committee reviewing the vertical request includes representatives from Menomonee Falls and Waukesha County.

Orchard Ridge receives waste mostly from homes, businesses and institutions in Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee and Milwaukee counties.

More than 1 million tons of trash were dumped at Orchard Ridge in 2007, Morgan said.

Without the expansions, Waste Management officials have said the communities that use the facility would have to haul their waste much farther to a landfill in either the city of Franklin or Jefferson County.

When the landfill opened in 1995, it included 75 acres and had an estimated life of 10 to 15 years.

A 75-acre expansion to south in 2004 extended the site’s life to 2017.

Ty Finke can be reached at (262) 446-6621.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Germantown girls overpower Menomonee Falls, 73-36 12/21

» Germantown boys improve to 6-0 with 80-48 border win over Falls 12/20

» Westbound I-94 near Miller Park to close for 31 hours beginning Friday night 12/18

» Central wrestlers take control of GMC race with 29-27 win over Falls 12/17

» Cambridge Major Laboratories plans $20 million expansion 12/16

» GHS alumnus founds prominent student organization at UW-Madison 12/12

» Wisconsin's first Pirtek USA location to open in Menomonee Falls 12/11

» Newman will not seek third term as Menomonee Falls Village Board president 12/11

» Menomonee Falls boys get defensive in beating Franklin, 48-30 12/9

» Momentum Early Learning seeks to open facility in Germantown 12/9

» Menomonee Falls School District's lobbying efforts likely to conclude in January 12/9

» Community Memorial Hospital seeks approval for major improvements 12/8

» Pilgrim Road reconstruction begins, to be completed next year 12/5

» New Menomonee Falls Toppers location aims to impress 12/5

» United Way agencies in Milwaukee, Waukesha announce merger Updated:  12/4

» Redevelopment proposal met with contention from Menomonee Falls residents, commission 12/4

» Plans for Menomonee Falls Costco under review 12/3

» State champion Germantown boys open with win over Kettle Moraine 12/2

» UPDATE: Man pronounced dead in Highway 41/45 accident near Holy Hill Road identified 12/2

» Police identify man killed in crash that closed Highway 41/45 12/2

» Germantown Fire Department referendum will not appear on April 2015 ballot 12/1

» TJ Hale drops plans to build headquarters in Germantown, will consolidate in Menomonee Falls instead 12/1

» Germantown crash closes Highway 41/45 in both directions at Holy Hill Road 12/1

» Sheboygan South spoils Menomonee Falls boys opener, 47-38 11/25

» Firm drops Germantown plan; work on village-financed business park continues Updated:  11/21

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Most Popular