Minot Landfill Sees More Traffic | VideoJenny Castro | 4/9/2012
The landfill is currently looking into expanding south. For now, the landfill is far from full and Minot’s Sanitation Department says that in the near future they aren`t worried. However, the traffic to the landfill is increasing and that can be troublesome for loads coming through.
“We definitely have a high volume of traffic through the scale. Getting in and getting out can be problems sometimes during the day. There are times where there is a half hour or 45 minute wait just trying to get in the landfill,” says John Reynolds, Minot Sanitation Superintendent.
In 2010, the landfill took in about 60,000 tons of household garbage and in 2011 that number increased by over 10,000 tons to 70,900 tons.