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Mexico's federal district (DF) government has allocated 385mn pesos (US$28.6mn) in its 2012 budget to purchase land for a new landfill to replace the Bordo Poniente, paper El Universal reported.
The budget, which does not specify the location of the new landfill, also includes 1.2bn pesos for waste management programs.
The Bordo Poniente, one of the largest landfills in the world, is scheduled to close by December 31 under an agreement reached last year between the federal and DF governments.
Despite the fast-approaching deadline, the DF government has yet to confirm its plans for the closure of the site, which is still receiving 2,300t/d more garbage than stipulated under the agreement.