Environment
9:06 am
Tue August 28, 2012

There’s Plenty of Landfill Space in Illinois

An annual report on Illinois landfills shows there is enough space for the expected refuse that will accumulate over the next 23 years. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's 25th annual report on nonhazardous solid waste management indicates 45 landfills in the state had more than one billion cubic yards of space left. That's up less than one percent from the year before. Officials say it's important to remember space fluctuates from year to year as areas within landfills are filled and new ones open. EPA interim director John Kim says the report provides helpful information to citizens, local governments and the state in regulating solid waste facilities.