SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): The City of Moline is in the early stages of planning and approving a new private sector transfer station located near the Quad Cities International Airport that is expected to help the city control future garbage rates, extend the useful life of area landfills, bring two recycling drop-off centers back to Rock Island County and create further development, according to a media release from City of Moline officials.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems is a Rosemont, Illinois based company that runs closed-loop waste and recycling centers in nine Midwest states, has proposed building a 15,000 square-foot waste and material transfer facility on 47th Street, near the intersection of 47th Street and 78th Avenue, on land owned by the airport and within Moline’s “air industrial park” TIF 7 district, stated the media release. It would be the first development in TIF 7 since its creation.
According to city officials, in additional to requiring siting approval from Moline and the Rock Island County Waste Management Agency, the facility must also obtain a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Rock Island County Waste Management Agency, will determine if the project as proposed is consistent with the county’s solid waste plan, city officials said.
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