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New Coffin Butte plan keeps road open

Written June 29th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Republic Services has unveiled its new and radically different plan for expanding the Coffin Butte landfill in northern Benton County. One big change is that the proposal keeps open and improves Coffin Butte Road rather than burying it under a mountain of trash.


Coffin Butte rejection: Appeal is pending

Written December 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Thursday afternoon I looked west toward the Coffin Butte Landfill from Oak Grove Drive in North Albany. Whatever happened to the controversial proposal to expand the landfill and cover up Coffin Butte Road, which the county’s planning commission denied on Dec. 7?


 
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