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
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.