Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

A Lee County landfill hopes to improve its operations and its bottom line.

Screencap / Galesburg's website

Parts of the region are making more of an effort to go green.

The Great River Regional Waste Authority’s Board of Directors has approved the purchase of a waste grinder.

Carthage Hopes to find Landfill Solution

Apr 25, 2012

Carthage is hopeful a switch of contractors will lead to the end of its responsibility for the old municipal landfill.

Indianapolis-based American Environment will take over monitoring the site. The company was the low bidder at $43,000 per year. It will also try to find a way to bring groundwater pollution levels into compliance with federal EPA regulations

Mayor Jim Nightingale hopes the firm brings " some new ideas out there that down the road we can present them to the EPA and get us out of the landfill business.”