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Powell’s trash heading to Cowley

Beginning today, the city of Powell will take all of its trash to the Cowley landfill. On Monday night, the Powell City Council voted 5-2 to accept a proposal from Big Horn County.

The one-year agreement allows Powell to take its trash to the Cowley landfill for $78 per ton. That’s $12 a ton cheaper than the $90 Powell has been paying to take its trash to Cody. Park County commissioners chose to offer Powell no discounts, providing only a list of current landfill rates.

Monday’s meeting became heated at times, as leaders from Park County and the city of Powell rehashed years of landfill debates.

Councilmen’s decision means Park County will lose roughly $450,000 in revenue from Powell’s trash in the coming year, while Big Horn County gains an additional revenue stream. See related story

We’ll have a lot more details about Monday night’s discussion and the potential impacts of the decision in Thursday’s paper.

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3 comments

  • posted by charlie leonhardt

    January 23, 2013 5:19 am

    i followed powells garbage truck two times from cowley to powell. both times the wind was blowing, and garbage was flying out the truck. i hope our community doesn't become someone elses dumping grounds. cover the trucks powell!

  • posted by Disgusted taxpayer

    January 22, 2013 2:17 pm

    Uh oh...this ought to really **** off Cody.But then what else to moan about from the RINO's. Perhaps "someone" is finally figuring out that pooping money off over the years on BS that didn't fly wasn't so wise after all. BTW,watch out for those out of season Elk poachers in your area.

  • posted by clipstein

    January 22, 2013 11:05 am

    it would be so bad but now powell has more money to waste instead of using wisely.. why dont this paper print the stupid things that have been and are going on in town..... the waste is taxpayer money

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