The city landfill on Happy Jack Road is one of the projects hoping to be put on next year's Sixth Penny ballot.
The estimated cost of the landfill expansion project is approximately $30 million.
But that money would do more than just expansion of the city's landfill.
Approximately $21 million would go to the design and construction of landfill cells with $6 million helping to upgrade the Transfer Station on College Drive.
The remaining $3 million would go toward purchasing new equipment for the landfill.
"Landfill operations are very difficult on equipment. It's a hard environment. Some our equipment is getting older and is in need of rebuilding or replacing," Jim Elias, Public Works Director, said.
Ever since 2008, Cheyenne has been shipping it's municipal solid waste to Ault, Colorado, which has extended how much time we have left at the Happy Jack site.
"Taking just construction and demolition debris we estimate we have approximately 800 thousand cubic yards of space left which would probably last six or seven more years," Elias said.
If they were to get Sixth Penny money it could mean saving the cost of shipping trash to Colorado.
"We'll begin to bring the municipal solid waste back to our Happy Jack Landfill and that will alleviate or at least hopefully eliminate in the long run us taking this material to Ault which is costing the city about $1.5 million a year," Elias said.
Workers at the landfill say they haven't received a raise in about four years. However none of the Sixth Penny would go toward extra compensation for workers.
"Certainly we would always hope to be able to give our employees raises but again that's a situation that's recommended by the Mayor and approved by City Council," Elias said.
Elias told me that if they do receive the money then the city would probably be able to get another 30 years out of the Happy Jack site before having to explore other options.