New area within the NCIRSWA landfill will be taking garbage by next year
23 Mar 2018
Garbage never goes away — and the landfill south of Fort Dodge is building once again to ensure there’s a safe place to tuck it away.
A new cell to hold the region’s trash will be built after the board approved a contract at the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency’s regular meeting this week.
The five-acre specialized area will be built by Rasch Construction, of Fort Dodge, said Landfill Operations Manager Rob Anderson.
The company’s bid of about $1.1 million for the project was lower than the engineer’s estimate, NCIRSWA Chief Operating Officer Jeff Feser added.
“They were the lowest bid. We had five,” Anderson said. “We had good turnout for bids.”
Rasch Construction has worked for the waste agency before, including construction of the cell that’s in use currently.
The highest bid was about $2.1 million.
“We are hopefully starting in the next couple months, and we’ll be finished up before winter,” Feser said.
“They have a deadline in October to have it finished,” said Anderson.
Excavation has been ongoing all around the new area, making room for this cell plus future expansion.
The new cell will be about five acres, compared to the three acre cell currently in use.