With the Dane County landfill working out of house, county officers are exploring a partnership with the town of Madison that will mix waste administration, renewable power, schooling and recreation. The plan entails utilizing a part of Madison’s Yahara Hills golf course for landfill and composting websites in addition to a “sustainability campus” that would ultimately assist recycling and resale companies.
John Welch, director of the county’s stable waste and renewables division, mentioned the objective is to have a look at waste not as a legal responsibility however as a useful resource. “It’s not waste till it’s thrown away,” he mentioned. The $32 million first part of the plan — which might be paid for via consumer charges — is anticipated to be introduced Wednesday to the town’s Parks Fee, although it would finally require signoff from a number of metropolis and county committees.
Welch mentioned he hopes to have remaining approval of the land sale by subsequent summer time, although the golf course might proceed working as it’s for a number of extra years. Dane County Government Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway mentioned the idea is each environmentally and fiscally accountable. “If we don’t develop a web site like this, the environmental and financial penalties are fairly extreme,” Parisi mentioned. “It might require exporting our waste to any person else’s yard in a approach that’s not environmentally pleasant.”