The Sturgeon Bay Utilities landfill used to store dredging material from the Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal is non-toxic and extensively tested before storage. The utility is currently seeking a new DNR permit to operate the 30-acre site. The landfill can take in tens-of-thousands of tons of material from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the U.S. Coast Guard in a season or none at all. SBU Operations Manager Cliff White says the landfill tests all material for PCB's and is not about to run out of space anytime soon.
A public meeting on the SBU's request for a new DNR permit for the landfill will be held May 29th at the Sturgeon Bay Utility offices on East Vine Street in Sturgeon Bay. The meeting starts at 3:30 PM.