Hopkins Landfill Project Continuing Smoothly

The project is being undertaken because of the close proximity to a number of homes.


Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from the City of Hopkins.


The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has undertaken a project to move and compact the waste in the Hopkins Landfill due to the potential of methane gas migration and the close proximity of a large number of homes. Veit Construction has completed about one third of the waste relocation on the site — about 150,000 Cubic Yards.

While there have been some dust, odor and litter issues since the project started, the contractor is working to minimize these. The MPCA realized that that there was no way to completely avoid odor problems which is why the project was scheduled for the fall and winter. The contractor has a lot of equipment on-site and still expects to complete all the waste relocation and soil cover work by January 2013. For more information about the project go to Hopkins Landfill Project.


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Norman Teigen November 12, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I live in Westbrooke Patio Homes. I can hear the machines at work. . It is hard to believe that the City had such a dump in the first place, but the site seemed to be well away from development at the time. The old maps show that the site was far away from anything. The idea was out of sight, out of mind. Now it is a good thing to resolve this problem and I enjoy hearing the sound of the machines.
James Warden November 12, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Thanks for the historical context, Norman.


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