News Release 445

Department issues construction permit for sanitary landfill expansion in Lewis County

Volume 38-445 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Larry Archer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 5, 2010 --   The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a construction permit to BFI Waste Systems of Missouri to construct a horizontal expansion at the Backridge Sanitary Landfill in Lewis County.

The Backridge Landfill is used to dispose of non-hazardous waste and is located approximately 1.7 miles south of LaGrange, at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 61 and State Route B.

The department reviews all applications to ensure solid waste disposal areas are properly designed and constructed.  Other technical factors that protect Missouri’s environment are also examined. 

Questions and comments regarding the sanitary landfill or the department's role in regulating solid waste sanitary landfills may be sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO  65102-0176 or by phone call to Darrell Hartley, P.E., at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-5401.