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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Landfill breaks ground

New facility to bring jobs to Washtucna


April 27, 2023

Roger Harnack | The Gazette

Waste Management crew members break ground for the new landfill

WASHTUCNA – Near 50 people turned out Thursday, April 20, for a ground-breaking ceremony for a new landfill more than 30 years in the making.

Waste Management managers and employees joined local dignitaries and residents at the 550-acre site off Mullan Road.

Company Senior Manager of Business Development Ken Gimpel said the project has been on the drawing board since the late-1980s.

"This has been a long-time coming," he said at the beginning of the event that included a lunch catered by company employees.

Adams County Commissioners Jay Weise and Mike Garza were present for the event, as...

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