November 17, 2011 at 5:14 am in Pine Journal
At the moment, Cloquet’s newest landfill resembles a giant sandpit more than anything else.
Nestled inside a massive circle of gravel pits, the Shamrock Environmental industrial landfill doesn’t have a speck of waste in it yet, just two feet of compacted clay, a 60 mm high-tech plastic liner and two more feet of sand on top. Buried in the sand is a system of leachate collection pipes, which collect rainwater and other moisture that drains to the bottom of the landfill so it can be treated. Continue Reading