Public Comment Form

Commenting open: November 21, 2022 12:00AM CT - December 21, 2022 11:59PM CT.

CreekSide Organic Material Processing Facility (Hutchinson) - Solid Waste Permit


We invite you to comment on the draft solid waste permit for the Creekside compost facility in Hutchinson.


CreekSide Compost Facility serves Hutchinson and the surrounding area. CreekSide takes organic materials and compost and turns it into a soil product used by city departments and sold to consumers. The facility includes a source-separated organic materials composting area, yard waste composting area, brush/wood waste storage and chipping area, and mixed municipal solid waste transfer area.


CreekSide is authorized by its permit to accept and transfer up to 30 tons of municipal solid waste per day. Contact water from the composting activity is routed to the Hutchinson wastewater treatment plant for treatment.


All active landfills, solid waste, composting, and recycling facilities in Minnesota are required to have a solid waste permit. A solid waste permit is good for 10 years. If conditions change and modifications to the permit are necessary, the MPCA may review and amend the permit.


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Thank you for providing feedback on this project. We value your comments and will use them to assess this project further.


In your comments, please state your interest in the permit application or the draft permit; the explicit actions you wish the MPCA to take, including specific references to the section of the draft permit you believe should be changed; and the reasons supporting your position, stated with sufficient specificity as to allow the MPCA to investigate the merits of the position.


If you want to submit a letter, you can upload the letter on this website or submit it via US Mail to the following address:


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
c/o Tony Bello
520 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, MN 55155

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