The tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation have signed a six-month temporary contract with Fremont County to continue solid waste disposal services there. The previous contract expired earlier this month.
The Wind River Indian Reservation could lose its trash disposal services if the tribes there do not negotiate a new contract with Fremont County before the existing one expires on December 14th.
Plans are moving ahead for three power plants in Wyoming that would burn trash to produce electricity.
Guernsey-based American Renewable Energy Associates proposes to build power plants in Cheyenne and Guernsey.
The Guernsey plant would process 150 tons of garbage a day and produce 9 megawatts. The Cheyenne plant would process 200 tons per day and produce 13 megawatts.
Company spokeswoman Heather Foster says the plants are on schedule to open next year.
A third garbage-fueled power plant would be built in Riverton.