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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

More room at landfill considered

New contract for disposal service needed


COLFAX — A fifth cell may be added to make more room at the Whitman County landfill.

An engineering study meeting will be held Wednesday for the project which may add another expansive area for dumping and eventually be sealed and monitored when full.

County Public Works Director Mark Story told county commissioners on Monday that the idea is just in the feasibility phase at this point.

He noted the reasons to look into are costs to transport the waste elsewhere.

“At some point, the price of diesel, or carbon credit, whatever it may be, will price us out of the market,” said Storey....

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