Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The proposed expansion of the DeKalb County landfill is now in the hands of three appellate court judges.

Special meeting focuses on landfill expansion

Jul 9, 2012

Winnebago County Board members will take a vote Thursday on whether or not to give local approval for a landfill expansion. Last night, board members heard from Derke Price, a hearing officer recommending approval of the expansion. He did not speak with reporters after the special meeting. But he told board members the Winnebago Landfill, near Baxter Road in Rockford, is expected to reach capacity in less than a decade. It was built in 1972. The expansion would provide enough room until 2047.

Rockford Register Star

Owners of Rockford-area landfill are seeking approval to add more than 200 acres.  Experts and members of the public are getting their chance to voice their opinions.