Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

City 'fortunate' to have landfill; changes are ahead


Sydney Yalshevec

The yard waste piles at the landfill contain more than just grass clippings. The yard waste dumpsters often have household waste inside them as well. As a result the landfill crew must sort through the collected yard waste and remove the household waste to comply with NDEQ regulations.

One man's trash is another man's treasure. However, sometimes that trash is still just trash and that means someone has to take care of it.

Kimball is fortunate to have a landfill a mile away from the city. The perks of having its own landfill mean that Kimball does not have to pay to send trash to a neighboring community with a landfill, such as Sidney or Scottsbluff, said City Administrator Daniel Ortiz.

"As a small community, we are very fortunate to have a landfill. It does away with trash transport costs and means that county and city residents have a closer place to dump things," Ort...

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