LARAMIE, Wyo. — Contaminated flue dust from a mining and metallurgical Superfund site in Idaho may be headed to a Colorado landfill.
A trash container truck drives into the Billings Regional Landfill.
A continuing and somewhat messy lingering effect of the May 18 hailstorm is the daily unsightliness alongside South Billings Boulevard.
Several people unload garbage at Billings Regional Landfill on Saturday. Landfill employees have had to pick up fallen refuse from South Billings Boulevard dropped by locals unloading their trash.
HANNAH POTES/Gazette Staff photosA bulldozer crests a hill at Billings Regional Landfill on Saturday.
A couple unloads trash at Billings Regional Landfill on Saturday. Landfill employees have had to pick up fallen refuse from South Billings Boulevard dropped by locals unloading their trash.
Billings Regional Landfill employees have had to pick up the slack of locals dropping off their trash; each day employees pick up fallen refuse from South Billings Boulevard.
Trucks wait to be weighed before dropping off garbage at Billings Regional Landfill on Saturday.
The Billings City Council is considering increasing residential garbage collection rates by more than $2 per month beginning July 1.
Montana-Dakota Utilities landfill gas operations specialist Michael Ogburn explains how they extract natural gas created as the trash in the landfill breaks down below the dirt.
A control room diagrm shows processing of natural gas from decomposing trash at the Billings landfill by Montana Dakota Utilities. February 5, 2014
The control panel providing electricity for MDU’s natural gas plant.
Garbage trucks unload their cargo recently as natural gas from decomposing trash is being produced and sold from the Billings landfill by Montana Dakota Utilities.
Jeff Sekavec starts an electrical generator that helps supply power to a natural gas plant at the Billings landfill owned by Montana Dakota Utilities.
Mike Ogburn, plant supervisor, gives visitors a tour of the natural gas processing plant operated by Montana Dakota Utilities at the Billings landfill.
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MISSOULA - A loud blast that rattled windows and nerves across Missoula mid-Saturday morning was due to the detonation of some dynamite found Friday night at the Allied Waste landfill.
Firefighters scrambled to the Billings landfill after a column of smoke was seen stretching over the horizon early Friday.
Smoke rises from a fire at the Billings landfill early Friday.
A small fire burned on the west end of the Billings city landfill Wednesday. Emergency responders from the Billings Fire Department and personnel of the landfill were on the scene fighting the fire at about 6:30 p.m.