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Waste Management of Indiana wants to increase the size of the Monticello landfill on Indiana 16, giving it about 18 more years of usability after the current area is filled. Landfill officials estimate it has about nine years remaining before it reaches capacity.

MONTICELLO — Liberty Landfill west of Buffalo on Indiana 16 will be expanding by about 18 acres.

The White County Commissioners approved Waste Management’s request for the expansion after several months of negotiations designed hold landfill officials’ feet to the fire in terms of keeping the area clean, assuage area residents’ concerns about their respective property values, traffic and ensure no toxins are seeping into groundwater systems.