The City of Washington is announcing the acquisition of 9.72 acres adjacent to the Washington Landfill located at 925 Struckhoff Lane. The City owns and operates the landfill which accepts residential waste and serves contracted haulers within a 20 mile radius.
In order to keep all options open for the collection of solid waste within the area, the City purchased the property “to ensure our solid waste collection is operating at the highest level of service and as cost effectively as possible”, according to Darren Lamb, City Administrator of the City of Washington. The location has been identified as a solid waste transfer station location. “With volatility in the recycling market, solid waste collection and disposal is a top priority for the City”, said John Nilges, Public Works Director for the City of Washington. Lamb added, “The City of Washington will be continuously evaluating all options on how we handle solid waste generated by our citizens and the surrounding community throughout the coming years.”
The Washington Landfill opened up in 1997 and has received 640,000 tons of solid waste to date. On average the landfill accepts approximately 25,000 tons per year of which 5,000 is collected from residents within the City.