AUSTIN - One of the chief landfills in Central Texas announced it is expanding within its permitted space.
The new 15-acre cell of the Austin Community Landfill will eventually hold about a million tons of waste, according to Bubba Smith, a senior district manager for Waste Management.
The cell is expected to begin receiving waste in January and will likely fill up within three years.
Overall, the Austin Community Landfill in Northeast Austin has filled up roughly 190 of its permitted allotment of 241 acres. Most of the waste comes from within Travis County. The company forecasts the landfill will be operational about 15 more years.
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