Arbor Hills Landfill Information

  • Garbage Trucks at Arbor Hills LandfillIn January 2016, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) began receiving odor complaints from residents living near the Arbor Hills Landfill (Landfill). The MDEQ immediately engaged with the Landfill's operators to address these odor concerns. Fugitive emissions of landfill gas were found to be the source of most of the odors. The MDEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) conducted investigations of the landfill. Based on these investigations, the MDEQ has issued multiple violations to the landfill for failures to properly operate the landfill and the gas collection and control system. MDEQ staff have continued to conduct on-site inspections and area odor evaluations of the Arbor Hills Landfill owned by Advanced Disposal Services (ADS) and the adjacent landfill gas to energy plant owned by Arbor Hills Energy LLC (AHE); a subsidiary of the Fortistar Methane Group. MDEQ continues to respond to hundreds of odor complaints over the last six months being filed by residents near the landfill.


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