Glenwood Springs seeks BLM land for expansion of landfill |

Glenwood Springs seeks BLM land for expansion of landfill

The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comments on a proposal to convey 62.5 acres of BLM land to the city of Glenwood Springs for expansion of the city’s South Canyon Landfill.

The land is north of the South Canyon Landfill and is predominantly a steep slope that is not used by the public or for other purposes.

The city of Glenwood Springs applied for the conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act. This act authorizes the sale or lease of public lands for recreational or public purposes to state and local governments and to qualified nonprofit organizations.

“This conveyance would benefit the citizens of Glenwood Springs by extending the life of its landfill by 20 to 25 years,” said BLM Colorado River Valley Field Manager Steve Bennett.

The city of Glenwood Springs would pay a $100 application fee plus $10/acre, for a total of about $720. If approved, the conveyance would likely occur this fall.

For more information, call the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 876-9000.

Comments are due July 18, and should be sent to the Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652.

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