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|Big New Contract for Knox County Landfill
|The Knox County Landfill will be seeing quite an increase in their funds, some in order to help out other area facilities. The Knox County Board Wednesday night approved a economic based, three year contract with Big River Resources, which has a plant in Galva, bringing in as much as $200,000 of revenue on an annual basis.
Landfill administrator Jerry Reynolds has said that they estimate the landfill would get between 15 and 20 tons of by-products from ethanol production each day at Big River Resources's Galva plant, and could bring in nearly $16,000 per month in revenue.
Reynolds tells WGIL it was really a simple choice to approve the contract because of all the positives it brings. "I'm really thankful for it. It's going to be a good revenue source for the landfill," Reynolds said. "It is an economic-based contract -- meaning that if something were to happen to the ethanol plant, that might go away. When I made my presentation to the Knox County Board, they felt that it would be a wise choice for us to go ahead and continue in that contract, because they felt it would be quite prosperous for us in the long run."
The contract with Big River Resources is the second major deal won by the landfill recently. In December of last year, the county signed a three year contract with the City of Kewanee which could generate nearly $150,000 for the landfill this year.
Some of the money generated by the landfill is often used by the board to fill holes in other Knox County entities' budgets, like the Mary Davis Home, which is still waiting for payments from the State of Illinois. According to board member Wayne Saline, the Mary Davis Home hasn't received any money from the state since March, and before that, September of 2008.
|04 30 09 by Newsroom
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