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An update on Casper’s landfill wind turbines project

Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 7:58 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Since May 2019, Casper has received more $600,00 for burying wind turbine blades at its Regional Landfill.

“It’s great revenue especially when revenues are down because of the oil and gas industry and COVID. So we’re loving this project. It’s great business for us,” Casper Solid Waste Division Manager Cynthia Langston said.

According to city documents, the Casper Regional Landfill has received 1,124 turbine blades from across Wyoming.

Langston said the revenue the project generates makes it easier for the city to keep trash collection and other service rates low.

The turbines are buried underground in a large special projects area. Langston adds there is no reason to be concerned about it taking up too much landfill space.

“We do not have landfill space issues at the City of Casper,” she said. “We planned and we have plenty of space and we have an unlined facility just for special projects like this.”

She said the landfill expects to receive another 250 turbines.

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