Ask the editor: Is the DFW Landfill in Lewisville expanding?

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In February, Waste Management held a public meeting to discuss its request to vertically expand the DFW Landfill, which is located on Railroad Street in Lewisville. Although located in Lewisville, the landfill collects waste from other cities in Denton County as well as waste from Collin, Tarrant and Dallas counties.

Waste Management is seeking to add 52 feet of vertical height to its existing 623 feet above mean sea level. There would be no change in the type of waste collected, hours of operation or in the number of trucks per day.

WM Public Affairs Manager Greta Calvery said the expansion will add approximately three to five years of disposal capacity to the landfill. As it stands, the landfill has seven to nine years of life left.

If the City Council approves the request in March, Waste Management’s next step would be to file for a permit amendment with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which is the state’s regulator for landfills.

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Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.
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