The RM of Woodlands Council is moving forward with a plan for an interim expansion of the Woodlands Waste Disposal Site, west of Warren.
Reeve Trevor King says the existing cell has almost reached its capacity.
"So what we want to do is build up the banks, to make it last a couple of more years, until we can come up with other options of how we want to extend the life of the landfill," he says, adding, "So we've hired a company to come in and to the engineering and construction of the work."
King acknowledges with all the regulations in place, they're uncertain how to proceed.
"The Waste Management Committee's looking at different options, whether we turn it into a transfer station, or whether there are ways of continuing it as a landfill," he says, "Those answers we haven't got yet, so until we can complete all those studies, and make the decisions on what we want to do, we just want to extend the life od the existing cell."
He realizes there are significant costs.
"Once the study is done, once the Waste Management Committee has come up with their recommendations, then it'll give us a better idea," he says, "We know it's going to cost money, no matter what we do, so we definitely, in our budget process, have to start putting something in there in order to maintain it."