Gov. Daugaard announces $225,000 for Vermillion Landfill project

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a grant for $225,000 to Vermillion for a new baler building at the regional landfill.

“I am pleased to announce that Vermillion will receive this assistance,” said Gov. Daugaard. “This grant will help replace a baler building that was destroyed by fire last year.”

The project involves constructing a solid waste baler building at the regional landfill site to replace a baler building destroyed in an October 2012 fire. The new building will be 80 feet by 160 feet and include six garage doors for in-bound and out-bound truck access. The building will be located on a different site to allow the landfill to operate more efficiently as it continues to grow.

The total estimated cost of the project is nearly $1.2 million.

The grant is from the Solid Waste Management Program, which provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling and waste tire projects statewide. Revenues come from dedicated state solid waste fees that are deposited in the state Water and Environment Fund. The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Solid Waste Management Program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

The board met Friday over the Digital Dakota Network.

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