January 22, 2019

Contact: Communications Office

Department issues construction permit for Eagle Ridge Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 22, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a construction permit to Meridian Land Company to construct the Eagle Ridge Landfill in Pike County.

The sanitary landfill will be used for disposal of municipal waste, bulky waste, construction waste, brush, wood, shredded tires, soil, rock, concrete and special wastes. The site is located at 13100 Highway VV, approximately 3.5 miles north of Bowling Green in Pike County.

The department reviews all applications submitted by cities, counties, and private owners to ensure that solid waste disposal areas are properly designed and constructed. Other technical factors that protect Missouri's environment are also examined. Prior to accepting waste at the facility, an operating permit must be issued.

For more information on solid waste disposal, call Darrell Hartley, P.E., chief of the Solid Waste Permits Unit, at 1-800-361-4827 or 573-751-5401.