Turkey Trot Landfill accepting waste from Southern Alabama

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. received a letter from Alabama Department of Environmental Management 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.

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.

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, which include:

  • A bottom liner (high-density polyethylene, 60 mil, along with a 24 inch clay liner).
  • Leachate collections system.
  • Storm-water drainage system.
  • Methane-gas collection system.
  • Daily cover and capping.
  • Groundwater, surface water and methane monitoring systems.