Burnsville landfill expansion plan creates a mountain of opposition

March 04, 2019 06:16 PM

A plan to expand a landfill could be facing a mountain of opposition when the Burnsville City Council takes up the proposal Tuesday.

A landfill sits near Highway 13 and Interstate 35W.


Waste Management wants the city to allow it to increase the maximum height of its landfill to 362 feet.


Leaders in neighboring Bloomington worry this would create a mountain of trash in the skyline and bring environmental concerns.

"This is something long range and it's forever," Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead said. "Trash landfill pile of that size is just something that is not pleasing at all." 

Some people who live near the landfill are against the plan.

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"It's definitely not something I would like to look at," Michelle Justen of Bloomington said.

KSTP reached out to the city of Burnsville for comment, but they didn't have anyone available for an on-camera interview. 

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