Date: December 3, 2010
Source: Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal Services (Jacksonville, FL) has opened a new 300-acre municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill in Citronelle, AL, about 30 miles north of Mobile. The company received a letter from Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) this week to commence operations at Turkey Trot Landfill which is permitted to receive up to 4,000 tons of waste per day. In addition to discounted disposal rates, Washington County will receive a host fee from Advanced Disposal. "We're thrilled to finally be open for business," said Gerald Allen, vice president of landfills for Advanced Disposal, in a press release. "We look forward to Turkey Trot Landfill becoming a vital contributor to the financial well-being of Washington County."
During the construction of the landfill last June, workers discovered a large colony of gopher tortoises, a federally protected species living on the site. Through a partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and ADEM, the animals were relocated to a new habitat about 30 miles away.
Turkey Trot Landfill Officially Opens In Washington County
Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Facility to Provide Significant Financial and Environmental Contributions to Local Economy
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. received a letter from Alabama Department of Environmental Management this week to commence operations at Turkey Trot Landfill. The municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill, located at 2328 Mannish Ryan Road, is now accepting waste from southern Alabama.
In addition to discounted disposal rates, Washington County will receive a host fee based on a tiered structure, providing considerable economic benefits to residents.
"We're thrilled to finally be open for business," said Advanced Disposal Vice President - Landfills Gerald Allen. "We look forward to Turkey Trot Landfill becoming a vital contributor to the financial well-being of Washington County."
The environmental services company was awarded a contract in January 2007 following a competitive bid process to permit, construct and operate a MSW landfill on an approved site in Washington County. During the assessment process, the company and its regulatory partners discovered a colony of gopher tortoises on the 300-acre landfill site.
In August, Advanced Disposal filmed the relocation process and created a documentary-style film titled "Relocating the Gopher Tortoise at Turkey Trot Landfill" in an effort to bring awareness to the federally-protected species. The film can be viewed on the company's homepage at www.AdvancedDisposal.com.
The landfill, as well as all waste disposal cells, are built to meet or exceed the specifications of Subtitle D of the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which include:
A bottom liner (high-density polyethylene, 60 mil, along with a 24-inch clay liner)
Leachate collections system (leachate is any liquid that comes into contact with the refuse)
Storm-water drainage system
Methane-gas collection system
Daily cover and capping
Groundwater, surface water, and methane monitoring systems
Advanced Disposal operates a total of 11 landfills companywide, four of which are MSW landfills. Each company-operated landfill has a strong record of compliance with all governmental and environmental regulations.
"We take our responsibility for preserving the environment very seriously," said Allen. "We look forward to being active participants in this community and a good neighbor."
For more information regarding Advanced Disposal, please visit www.AdvancedDisposal.com.
About Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal is the fourth largest privately-owned environmental services company in the United States providing integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in the Southeastern United States. Advanced Disposal currently owns and operates commercial, industrial, and residential solid waste collection operations, municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities. Advanced Disposal is dedicated to preserving the environment and ensuring that all operations are conducted in a manner that follows all local, state, and federal laws in regards to environmental protection. Advanced Disposal is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.