MORE THAN $2 MILLION SPENT TO COMBAT ODORS
✔ We pride ourselves on being a good neighbor, employer and taxpayer. We take the community’s concerns very seriously and have dedicated significant resources, time and energy to be the best neighbor and employer we can be;
✔ In 2019, we invested over $2.2 million in a state-of-the-art Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS), which includes 70 gas extraction wells aimed at reducing the potential for odors to escape from the landfill (including 20 in December 2019 alone); This work on the GCCS is above and beyond any permit or regulatory requirements
✔ We are constantly monitoring the efficiency of our collection and control system and always looking at ways to improve and enhance the process. We installed an additional landfill gas collection flare and blower system which increased our gas collection capacity by over 60%.
✔ We installed a state-of-the-art Vapor-Phase Odor Control System, which is specifically designed to neutralize landfill gas odors that come in contact with the vapor.
REAL-TIME DATA COLLECTION AND COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
✔ Every day one of our employees collects data at 29 distinct locations in neighborhoods surrounding the facility which we closely monitor and track;
✔ This data has been collected since 2012 and is provided to the Illinois Attorney General and Illinois Environment Protection Agency (IEPA) every month to ensure stakeholders have the latest data;
✔ Additionally, we established a hotline to receive and respond to complaints quickly, even traveling to the source of the compliant to work with the community in a direct manner.
ECONOMIC IMPACT TO WINNEBAGO COUNTY
The Winnebago Landfill Company employs over 30 employees who live locally in the county. Our Rock River Disposal company and division office employ an additional 125 people in the county. In 2019, our companies spent nearly $40 million on operations and capital projects using local labor unions and other vendors. In addition, we provide nearly approximately $5 million in host fees to Winnebago County on an annual basis which is used for a variety of its economic development and operations projects in their budget. We are thoroughly committed to being a good and responsible corporate citizen and remaining highly connected to the community. We strive to provide a workplace where everyone can reach his or her highest potential.