EPA begins landfill capping and closure of A&L Salvage
Ohio EPA and its contractor are beginning
a multi-million dollar effort to properly cap and close the A&L
Salvage Landfill located in Lisbon, Ohio.
R. B. Jergens Contractors of Vandalia, Ohio, is mobilizing equipment
at the former construction and demolition debris landfill and
will begin significant earth-moving work. The goal is to have
the landfill’s permanent cap completed by Thanksgiving.
Over the next six months, Jergens and its sub-contractors will
initiate a series of tasks to stabilize the landfill and permanently
cap the 42 acre disposal area. Those tasks include: covering
hotspots with clay; relocating waste to achieve a proper grade;
installing a gas collection system to control odors; and covering
the landfill with a plastic cap, soil and vegetation to keep
water away from the waste and control runoff. The project is
estimated to cost $3.2 million, which will be provided by the
Ohio EPA carefully considered project bids from four companies
before selecting R.B. Jergens to do the work. The Agency believes
Jergens proposed the best overall design for site closure, limiting
landfill odors and controlling a suspected subsurface fire. The
company also has substantial experience working on landfills.
Relocating waste in the disposal area is expected to take 14
days or less in June and/or July.
During this time needed to relocate the waste in the disposal
area, the community may experience periods of increased landfill
odors. When moving waste, Jergens may work beyond their normal
10 hour day to minimize the time the waste is exposed and causing
To protect workers and the community during the project, Jergens
must comply with a health and safety plan, and Ohio EPA will
continue to monitor air emissions around the landfill.