Hanna landfill closed

HCJPB moves forward with reclamation

Back in the beginning of June, there was serious concern that the Hanna landfill, run by the High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB), was in danger of not being ready for closure.

Trash piled high throughout the dump during that time and it did not look feasible that all the trash could be buried in time to meet the deadline for closing the dump in accordance to Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requirements. The closure had been in the works for over a decade.

It was difficult through the month of June but, HCJPB and the municipalities of Elk Mountain, Hanna and Medicine Bow pulled to...


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