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By Dan Reed
Pine Knot News 

New landfill hauling contract means big savings for county


March 22, 2019

Thanks to a more competitive bidding process, Carlton County stands to save a lot of money on the cost of hauling garbage from the county transfer station to the landfill.

Zoning and Environmental Services administrator Heather Cunningham told Carlton County commissioners during their March 12 meeting that hauling costs to the Superior, Wis. landfill have been bid openly for several years. The transfer station produces about 16,000 tons annually, and those costs went up in 2017 when SKB Environmental was the only bidder.

However, last year, the county signed an agreement with WLSSD (Western...

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