Support offered for Iron Range landfill


August 11, 2023

Carlton County is preparing for its waste disposal future.

With the sunsetting of the Superior, Wisconsin landfill looming sometime in 2027-28, the county board approved a letter of support for a proposed Keewatin landfill during the board’s meeting in Carlton Tuesday.

“Carlton County recognizes that there is still a need for environmentally protective landfills,” said the letter supporting Shakopee, Minnesota-based Dem-Con’s proposal for a regional waste disposal and recycling operation in Keewatin — some 85 miles northwest of Carlton on the Iron Range.

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