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Closure of Auburn city landfill running above original estimates

It will cost more than originally estimated to close down the city of Auburn ‘s landfill.

Public Works Director Mike Talbot told the City Council last week that there have been several change orders, causing the cost of the closure to go up. City Clerk Chuck Mason said the landfill closure is highly regulated by the state.

In January, the Council will be asked to approve change orders totalling $363, 343. By state law, the landfill was supposed to have been shut down by December 7th, a year from the last date it accepted trash, but Talbot says the DEC has been lenient on communities because of COVID-related supply chain issues.

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