Community Update: September 5, 2018

Welcome to our latest community update, intended to let our Stony Hollow neighbors and community receive the latest news on our activities, and to ensure that the progress being made continues to serve our Stony Hollow neighbors and community.

 All of us at Waste Management remain committed to Stony Hollow and to being a trusted waste and recycling partner in the Dayton community.

Site Activities


 Our site activities continue to focus on monitoring and inspection programs, assuring the extensive control systems now in place continue to function well.  We continue to maintain gas collection systems and the odor control improvements made with the installation of the cover shown below.

Synthetic Cap and Gas Well Collection System:  The synthetic cap and gas well collection system continues to function and perform well. This system continues to control odors and proactively address future issues. We routinely inspect the area to assure its continued effectiveness. Our site gas technicians are on site for daily inspections to ensure all wells are operating properly and the vacuum is being applied. Gas well monitoring and tuning of the well field continues.


2018 Gas Well Installation Completed:  Installation of the new gas wells and associated piping has been completed.  We installed an additional 28 gas wells along the southwest, west, and northwest side of the landfill. This routine gas system installation was part of general landfill maintenance.  During the construction, we employed odor control protocols, which included no drilling activity during the weekends and any holidays. Weekly construction updates have been provided to our local regulatory agencies and district partners during the construction.  The photo above shows one of the completed wells.


Odor Surveillance: Odor surveillance continues three times a day, seven days a week. Results are maintained on site and are available for agency inspection. Since activating the cap, the third-party consultant has continued to report a decrease in intensity and scope of odors in the daily odor surveys. As we continue any site maintenance and gas well installation work, we will issue potential odor alert notifications when we expect there’s a potential for off-site odors.


Odor Management Plan: The Ohio EPA sets clear guidelines and measurement criteria that must be met before it will give approval for any changes. We continue to operate in accordance with the plans outlined in the agency order.


On Site Safety Posters:  Posters have been updated highlighting key safety protocols for our customers delivering materials and waste shipments headed for the active disposal area.  Assuring vehicles adhere to these safety measures is a priority.

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