Defiance County Landfill
The landfill takes solid waste and construction and demolition debris. It serves both waste haulers and individual customers.
The Landfill is a publicly owned facility that operates as a true business. Customers are not required to bring waste to this landfill. The marketplace dictates the customer volume. The Landfill has expanded under a Best Available Technology (BAT) permit that was issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) in 2006.
The current operating permit has the landfill constructing new waste cells approximately every five years, cost of which has been $1-2 million a cell.
The landfill is required to have a myriad of environmental protection elements. Monthly monitoring of water both storm, groundwater, air permit, monitoring methane that is generated by the biodegradation of the waste is required and reporting is provided to OEPA.
The facility takes in around 600,000 cubic yards of waste each year. This is approximately 160,000 tons. It will be able to accommodate the waste disposal needs of its customers of northwest Ohio, specifically Defiance County residents (it’s owners) for the next 50 years.