Logan landfill running out of space, site in Clarkston being considered

Tuesday (July 19) the Cache County Planning Commission will visit a possible future county landfill site near Clarkston. The site is about five miles north of Clarkston on Stink Creek Road. It is a public meeting and interested persons are invited to meet at the Clarkston Cemetery at 3 p.m. “The current landfill is running out of space,” said Logan City Environmental Director Issa Hamud. “The original design was based on 70 feet above the original ground level and we’re already finding out it is a little difficult to fill the landfill to the original height in the design. “Based on what we know right now we will probably be moving to somewhere else within five years.” Hamud said other options are under consideration. “We continue to talk with Box Elder County even though we think the opportunity there is getting slimmer. We have never broken off talks with them. We think Clarkston is a good option for us.” Hamud said no matter where the new landfill is built, plans call for creation of a transfer station at the current site. “It is currently under design review and we hope it would be on the ground in less than two years. In the future we would ask the public to continue to drive to the current landfill site and dump their waste at the transfer station. Then we will transfer waste with bigger trailers capable of hauling 20 tons or more from this landfill site to the future site.” Hamud also noted starting August 1 all glass recycling bins will be removed from the recycling drop sites throughout the county. Glass can be recycled at Utah State University or disposed of in your regular garbage container. “Our challenge in working with the company that used to take our glass was keeping foreign materials out of the glass recycling containers, primarily contamination due to the different colors of glass itself. They wanted the glass separated, based on color.” He noted glass should not be placed in your blue curbside recycling container.

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