The Foothills Landfill is open again to general public. As a result of the fire, there are no compost sales at the landfill until further notice. Additionally, the public is asked to refrain from bringing yard and garden waste to the Foothills landfill until further notice.
Windy conditions made for a long night for fire crews at the scene of a compost pile fire at the Foothills landfill last night . Eleven firefighters from three halls arrived to find a compost pile approximately 4 thousand square feet by 30 feet high burning. There were no injuries or structure damage and no cause determined yet. Crews remain on scene at daybreak and the landfill is temporarily closed to the general public. Commercial traffic is not affected at this time.