Putting the environment first
Dry Creek Landfill features a sophisticated, state-of-the-art design. While the landfill was created from the ground up to handle the waste needs of southern Oregon and beyond for the next century, even more important are the built-in features specially created to ensure environmental safety. From the engineered protective liner and the leachate collection system to hundreds of on-site wells that collect methane, our primary goal is to treat and dispose of waste material in order to protect human health and the environment — making this site safe and secure for generations to come. Here are some of the ways we do that:
The wheel wash is similar to an automated, high-pressure car wash that cleans dust, dirt and mud from the undercarriage of our trucks.
Pipeline for Waste Water
This 3.3 mile pipeline starts at the leachate ponds by the Gas-to-Energy building and runs along the haul road to the compost facility.
Gas to Energy
The Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant at Dry Creek Landfill burns 1500 cubic feet of landfill gas per minute.
Odor Boss is a biodegradable air treatment using a deodorizer/neutralizer that helps to control and destroy a wide range of odor molecules coming from the landfill.
Road to Landfill
A 2.75 mile long private road, created to greatly reduce heavy truck traffic coming in and out of the Dry Creek Landfill.