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City ponders non-resident garbage rates

Since the closure of the Moorcroft landfill, the transfer station in Sundance has seen a “pretty big influx” of new customers, according to Public Works Director Mac Erickson.

He told the council last week that there is potential for this to become a problem.

“Unless we get a lot on those trailers, it’s costing us money,” he said, referring to the costs associated with hauling the trash from the transfer station to the landfill in Gillette.

The Gillette landfill charges $75 per ton for a municipality to dump its waste and Sundance charges $100 per ton to bring trash to the transfer station. Th...