La Crosse County Landfill Opens New Cell

By Sean Tehan, Multi-Media Journalist.

La Crosse County Landfill opened up a new cell at their landfill site on Monday morning—as a means to help preserve the environment, and be able to receive more trash at the landfill while protecting ground water from contamination.

"35 percent of the waste into our community doesn't go into this landfill, but the fact remains we produce garbage and other things that have to be disposed of,” Director of La Crosse County Solid Waste System Hank Koch said. “We want to do it in a secure manner that has no harm to the environment."