- Waste officials in La Paz County, Arizona voted unanimously for Santek Waste Services to become the new operator for the county landfill.
- The landfill itself holds more than one hundred million tons, has no daily tonnage limit and can operate 24/7 if needed.
- The county hopes working with Santek attracts the waste business of nearby localities and industries; the county hopes this will generate revenue and create jobs.
From the press release:
The goal of the RFP process was to identify the best fit for a private partner as the future operator at the La Paz County Landfill. La Paz County wants to more fully promote the use of the Landfill by municipalities and industries seeking a willing host community with competitive disposal rates to create revenues and the potential for spin-off economic development and job creation opportunities. Capitalizing on rail access, La Paz County also plans to solicit waste conversion or renewable energy projects to attract additional waste streams for processing including tires, metals, liquids, mining waste and biofuel producers. Property for waste conversion projects is available at the landfill or sites at an industrial park located on the main rail line, four miles north of the landfill. ...