IRMA - The Lincoln County landfill began construction on a new landfill almost two years ago.
The $11.5 million dollar project is destined to hold 1.2 million cubic yards of waste.
The new landfill construction was completed in November 2013.
About 54,000 tons of clay was used to line the landfill.
Lincoln County's landfill manager says it's operating efficiently, and is being used by 5 different counties.
"We've built the first of several phases for that landfill. That construction occurred through the summer of 2013 and ended about November of that year. We started putting garbage in the new cell in May of this year," said Lincoln County Solid Waste Manager Dan Miller.
Lincoln County wasn't able to use the landfill until last spring because the bottom needed to be covered.
"During the first construction season or operation you need to get garbage in there in a hurry and cover the bottom before the next cold weather sets in like this year. [It's] a frost cushion to prevent it from freezing down," said Miller.
The manager says the new landfill should be able to store waste until at least 2030.
That's when the whole process of expanding the landfill will start again.