Landfill pursues $1M grant for new system


August 30, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Solid waste is compressed on a typical day at Sidney Landfill. The city is applying for two grants to purchase a shredding system to replace the landfill's obsolete bailer. In addition to saving money on maintenance, a shredder would save fill cell space by reducing air space in the waste itself.

Sidney Landfill is pursuing two grants for $1 million to replace outmoded equipment.

The city is applying for a Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality solid waste reduction grant and a Nebraska Environment Trust waste management grant to purchase of a shredder, compactor and tarp system.

Waste delivered to the landfill is pushed onto a conveyor belt that runs the waste through a bailer, which compresses the waste into bails. The bails are moved into the landfill cell and stacked three bails high and covered with dirt.

The city's bailer, though, is considered obsolete, Dean Sterling, s...

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