FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Officials in Fargo estimate that the city's landfill has only 11 years of life left.
North Dakota Department of Health waste management director, Scott Radig, tells The Forum that the Fargo landfill brings in the most trash on a daily basis among the state's 13 municipal waste landfills.
The 115 acres used for garbage are separated into 17 cells of various sizes. Ten of those cells are 93 percent full or more. And of those 10, five are 100 percent full.
The landfill took in more than 201,000 tons of trash last year, or about 550 tons a day.
Fargo landfill supervisor, Paul Hanson, says that on a clear day you can see for miles from atop the massive six-story garbage pile overlooking 12th Avenue North.