December 21, 2018

Contact: Communications Office

Department to hold public meeting on Champ Landfill expansion Jan. 22

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 21, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public awareness session on the proposed horizontal expansion of the Champ Landfill in St. Louis County. The session will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 22, at the Maryland Heights Community Center, 2300 McKelvey Road. Representatives of the department’s Missouri Geological Survey, Solid Waste Management Program, and St. Louis Regional Office will be present along with representatives from Waste Connections, Inc. to answer questions during the informal discussion period.

The department has granted Waste Connections, Inc. approval to begin an investigation to determine if geologic conditions are adequate to expand its current landfill, located at 2320 Creve Coeur Mill Road in Maryland Heights, near the southwest corner of interstates 70 and 270. A detailed site investigation work plan is being prepared. The department reviews all applications submitted by cities, counties and private owners to ensure that sanitary landfills are properly designed and constructed. Technical factors that protect Missouri’s environment are also examined. This public session will explain the application review process and the approximate timeline for ruling on the permit application.

Anyone requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Darrell G. Hartley, P.E., Chief, Permits Unit, of Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, or call 573-751-5401 or 1-800-361-4827, two weeks before the meeting. For more information on site investigations, contact the department’s Missouri Geological Survey at 573-368-2100.