Public Comment Form

Commenting open: July 21, 2022 12:00AM CT - September 06, 2022 04:30PM CT.

Burnsville Sanitary Landfill - Solid Waste Permit


We invite you to comment on the draft solid waste permit for the proposed expansion of the Burnsville Sanitary Landfill.


The proposed draft permit allows the landfill to add approximately 13 million cubic yards of waste over the next 10 years. That would increase the landfill's height by 92 feet.


In February 2022, the MPCA completed a supplemental environmental impact statement that evaluated the potential expansion of the landfill. The proposed full expansion over 40 years would increase the landfill’s capacity by an estimated 23.6 million cubic yards and the total height by 262 feet.


All active and operating landfills in Minnesota are required to have a solid waste permit. A landfill’s 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.


The public will have an opportunity to ask the MPCA questions about the proposed solid waste permit at a public open house on Wednesday, August 10, 5:30-7:30 PM at Burnsville City Hall.


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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 Cliff Shierk
520 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, MN 55155

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