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County authorizes an update to its waste management plan

At the December 8 meeting of the Cook County Commissioners, Tim Nelson, the county’s solid waste administrator, told the county board that it was time for a review of the county’s waste management plan.

The county gave Nelson authorization to proceed with the waste management plan update, which won’t happen overnight. Nelson tells WTIP that this is a two-year process.

It is a topic that is important to the community, however, including the two waste management companies, North Shore Waste and Nelson’s Machine Products. There will eventually be an opportunity for the public to weigh in, as it did back in 1999 when the county closed its landfill up the Gunflint Trail.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more about trash and recycling, past, present, and future in this interview.