Defiance County Landfill
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 averaging just over $2.2 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 300,000 cubic yards of waste each year on average. This is approximately 100,000 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 55 years.