The Peoria City/County Landfill is set to get a revenue boost with a proposed legal settlement. The settlement follows two years of talks between the City, County and landfill operator, Waste Management. The proposed deal would require the company to pay $130,000 more in annual fees to deposit trash in the landfill. Landfill committee member and Peoria City Councilman Ryan Spain says the settlement can help tackle revenue challenges, including less trash being deposited in landfill:
“Those costs continue to rise and they create a lot of pressure on the landfill operations. But this agreement is a great step in the right direction that I think helps put us on a more sustainable path for the near term,” Spain says.
The Peoria County Board and City Council also must approve the agreement for it to take effect. The proposed settlement also requires Waste Management to spend up to $150,000 to repair the landfill entrance road.