Current Application: Waste Management / Burnsville Sanitary Landfill, Inc.
Waste Management submitted a land use application to the City of Burnsville for a Development Stage Planned Unit Development (PUD) to expand the Waste Management landfill located at 2650 Cliff Road West. The request includes:
- Increase total waste disposal capacity to allow up to an additional 26 million cubic yards of Municipal Solid Waste
- Increase the height of the landfill from a maximum elevation of 820 feet above mean sea level, to elevation of 1,082 feet above mean sea level
- Decrease the Industrial and Demolition/Construction waste capacity
- Eliminate the 18-hole golf course end use plan and modify the footprint of the landfill to reduce it from 216 to 204 acres
An application for Conditional Use Permit has also been applied for to allow grading and filling within the Minnesota River floodplain and modification of the levee system.
Questions for Burnsville Sanitary Landfill, Inc. on their proposed application can be directed to Michael Miller at 952-656-5014.
- July 25: Burnsville Planning Commission, meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Burnsville City Hall
- Aug. 1: Burnsville City Council, meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at Burnsville City Hall (Please note: This City Council meeting will be held on a Monday night due to Night to Unite on Tuesday.)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
The MPCA is responsible for managing solid waste. In July 2020 MPCA determined if landfills are not allowed to expand, Twin Cities residents could end up with no facility to send their waste and determined Burnsville Sanitary Landfill would be allocated additional waste capacity along with three other metro area landfills.
Approval for new landfill capacity requires three separate processes:
- Environment Review: The MPCA determined the Waste Management – Burnsville Sanitary Landfill Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement adequately addressed all potentially significant issues raised during the environmental review process. View details and the Findings of Fact on the MPCA website.
For questions related to the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement contact Steve Sommer Resource Management and Assistance Division Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at 651-757-2746 or MPCA admin staff at 651-757-2098.
- Certificate of Need
- Mixed municipal solid waste resource recovery facilities must be functioning at full capacity
- Waste must be certified as non-processible by the seven metro area counties
- View the Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Plan 2016-2036 for criteria and standards
- Solid Waste Permit
In accordance with State Law (Minn. Stat. 115A and 473), the county plays the primary role in planning, implementing and maintaining solid waste programs for proper management of waste. Dakota County collaborates with the state, region, public entities including the City of Burnsville, residents, businesses, community groups and the waste industry to develop a Master Plan and programs to meet state goals. Dakota County licenses and regulates haulers and facilities for collection, management and related services.
For information about Dakota County Recycling and Waste Management contact: