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Open House May 7: What’s the Future of Our Garbage?

Released on Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Fort Collins and surrounding communities are working against the clock to plan for the eventual closure of the Larimer County Landfill. What will the future of solid waste look like? Attend one of four public meetings in May to give feedback on a long-term regional plan for waste recovery and disposal.

The first meeting will be 4:30-6:30 pm on Monday May 7, 2018 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow Street. The open house format allows for residents to drop in at any time to get an overview of the project and provide comments on proposed new solid waste facilities. Results of a detailed solid waste study will be available for review.

Because the Larimer County Landfill is forecast to reach capacity by 2025, staff and elected officials from the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, Larimer County, and the Town of Estes Park have formed the North Front Range Wasteshed Coalition to plan for the next generation of waste material handling in our region.

With the help of experts and stakeholders, the Wasteshed Coalition has closely reviewed 11 options for solid waste infrastructure and is preparing to make recommendations for new facilities and supportive policies. This is the first of four public meetings to seek community input on the recommendations for facilities. Additional outreach will be conducted around possible policy development later this year.

The goal of this comprehensive planning process is to have facilities in place before the County landfill closes, so the region can continue to manage waste, increase the recovery of resources, and maintain convenience and affordability for residents and businesses throughout the North Front Range.

For more information and dates/locations of other meetings, visit http://www.fcgov.com/wasteshed.