Wicomico County Landfill Expansion

Wicomico County would purchase a wooded tract south of the Brick Kiln Landfill to expand the Salisbury facility's service life.

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Wicomico County would purchase a wooded tract south of the Brick Kiln Landfill to expand the Salisbury facility's service life.

Sara Bennett

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In the coming months, The Wicomico County Newland Park Landfill on Brick Kiln Road in Salisbury will begin construction to accommodate more trash. The height of the landfill cell being used is around one hundred and fifty feet, almost at its maximum height of two hundred and twenty feet. The project is called cell construction. Each area of land that is being prepared to be used as a new landfill section is called a cell. These cells will be used to assist the increased amounts of trash. The county will  aslo buy the 43.03 acres, located along Brick Kiln Road, northeast of Rockawalkin Road, for $670,000 in order to expand the landfill foot print.

Currently, construction has just begun on cell number nine. All in all, there will be ten cells. Those ten cells combined will add about twenty three years onto the landfill’s lifespan. The project will take a lot of time, but will be worth it in the long run. In a couple of months the county will begin the five million dollar project.

Although it is costly, the project is essential in order to ensure that there is enough room for the increasing amount of waste. There are several steps that are involved in getting the cells ready for trash collection. The first is to map out the land to figure out where dynamic compacting needs to take place. Then a crane will lift a five-ton weight and drop it onto the ground at certain spots to make sure that the dirt in that spot is compact. Other steps to follow include filling in the land, adding a pump, and laying down a liner.

This affecting all of the county including Parkside’s students some were asked their opinion. Parkside junior, Julia Mohr says,

“I think the expansion will be highly beneficial because not only will it give us more room for trash, it will increase the lifespan of the landfill itself.” This is contrary to what to the Wicomico county thinks, believing that they are preparing for future issues in terms of getting rid of the trash in the county. It will take about 20 years before the landfills as it is now. This landfill serves as a way to stop bigger issues when that time comes.

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