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Mayor's Brief
by Roger Tobler
Boulder City Mayor

Boulder City’s Landfill

On July 28, 2011 the Southern Nevada Health District Board approved the City’s application to expand the historic 10-acre landfill permit to 60 acres. The permit approval has been an arduous process and has taken

nearly three years to complete. It is good news for Boulder City because it guarantees residents a convenient and economical place to dispose of solid waste for the next 34 years.

Although the new permit increases the size of the landfill, it does not increase the height of the landfill. The new permit also requires that improvements be made to the landfill site.

These improvements include the installation of lysimeters to monitor for leachate and drainage control features to control storm water runoff. The expansion will also require modifications to the perimeter fencing (for litter control), improvements to the road and terraced construction of the site.

Of course, the life of the landfill is directly proportional to the amount of waste entering the landfill, and Boulder City residents can extend the life of the landfill through active recycling. If every resident recycles, we can extend the life of the landfill to far beyond 34 years.

Recycling is easy! Just call Boulder Disposal at 293-2276 to get your free recycle bin. Recycling is collected once a week. If you don’t know what can or can’t be recycled, just visit our website at

As a general rule of thumb, 70% of your waste should be going into a recycle bin, not the trash. Not only does recycling help extend the life of a significant asset, our landfill, it also reduces greenhouse gases and conserves natural resources. It’s just another way to make “Clean Green Boulder City” a little greener.

So, please join in and make a commitment to begin recycling today.

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