A site map showing the location of the B H S landfills in relation to the Zykan Landfill, located just south
Former Facility Name
Bob's Home Service
B H S Environmental Inc.
Last Updated
Facility Physical Address

1251 Muenz Road
Wright City, MO 63390-4328
United States

County
Warren
EPA ID
MOD068521228
MoDNR Contact Name
Jillian Hunt
MoDNR Contact Phone
MoDNR Contact toll free number:
MoDNR Contact Email
EPA Contact Name
Fatima Ndiaye
EPA Contact Phone
EPA Contact Email
Facility Contact(s)
Company
Bob's Home Service
Facility Contact Name
LaVern Zykan
Facility Contact Phone Number

Permanent Hard Copy Location(s)

Location of hard copies of regulatory mechanism(s) and any modifications, reports and other supporting documents.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Elm Street Conference Center, Jefferson City, MO 65102 (Submit a Sunshine Law Request to review or obtain copies of the department's files.)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Information Resource Center, 11201 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, Kansas (Call 913-551-7241 to schedule an appointment)

    Background/ History

    The Bob's Home Service Inc. site, or BHS, is located on the Zykan property at 1251 Muenz Road, about 3 miles southwest of Wright City. The BHS site includes two landfills. The first landfill, known as Area 1, was a 9-acre industrial landfill that operated from 1977 to 1982. The second landfill, known as the Progressive Trench Area (PTA) landfill, was located just south of  Area 1. The PTA landfill was a 3-acre hazardous waste landfill that operated from 1982 to 1985. Many different wastes were disposed in this landfill, including volatile organic compounds, petrochemical wastes, herbicides, pesticides, paint waste and Times Beach flood waste. The hazardous wastes destined for the PTA landfill were stored on containers and tanks before landfilling. BHS operated the landfill under a department-issued Hazardous Waste Facility permit, effective Dec. 22, 1982. 

    A sanitary landfill, known as the Zykan Landfill, is also located on the Zykan property, just south of the BHS landfills. The Zykan Landfill operated on approximately 12 acres from 1971 to 1977. This landfill is being addressed under Superfund. A portion of the Zykan property, a 30-acre plot located directly east of the landfills, was sold during a Warren County tax sale on Aug. 28, 2017.

    Cleanup Summary

    BHS closed the PTA landfill in December 1986 under a department-approved closure and post-closure plan. The site is required to go through long-term monitoring and maintenance activities (post-closure care) because hazardous waste remained in place after closure. Post-closure care includes making sure the ground covering the landfills is not disturbed, testing the groundwater for hazardous waste and removing and properly disposing leachate. Post-closure inspections revealed the compacted clay cap eroding, causing leachate outbreaks. On Feb. 27, 1987, the department placed the BHS landfills and the Zykan landfill on the Registry of Confirmed Abandoned or Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, under the name Zykan Property. A Deed Notice, signed by the Warren County Recorder of Deeds in 1988, was placed on the property chain-of-title to notify any potential buyers that the property had been used to dispose hazardous wastes.

    BHS set aside a trust fund in order to cover the cost of the post-closure care activities; however, it did not contain enough funds to cover all the costs. In 1989, BHS, the department and the State of Missouri came to an agreement that stated BHS was to pay money into the trust fund until the fund contained enough money to cover the rest of the post-closure costs. Due to bankruptcy, BHS has not made these payments since 1990. By 2001, the trust fund was nearly empty. Several of the larger companies that disposed their waste in the PTA landfill voluntarily put money into the trust fund. In 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave the department a Brownfields grant to help cover sampling and investigation costs. Currently, BHS contractors are carrying out general maintenance at the BHS landfills as funding is available.

    Coming Soon!

    Coming Soon!

    Coming Soon!

    Listed below are the currently effective regulatory mechanism(s) and any modifications, institutional controls and any supporting documents regarding this property that the department currently has available in electronic form. The department realizes some of the electronic files can be quite large, which may result in long download times for individuals with slow internet connections. If you have any problems accessing these documents, please contact the department’s Waste Management Program by telephone at 573-751-5401 or 800-361-4827, or by email at wmp@dnr.mo.gov.

    You can review printed copies of all regulatory agreements, reports and other supporting documents at the department’s Elm Street Conference Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. To review or obtain copies of the department’s files, please submit a Sunshine Law Request.

    Regulatory Agreement

    Other File(s) Other File Date