Deffenbaugh Odor Study - Update
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Deffenbaugh Odor Study - Update
Deffenbaugh Industries, a subsidiary of Waste Management has a Special Use Permit to operate a landfill in the City.

Earlier this week, Waste Management notified City staff, that they would have a contractor on-site installing new gas wells and associated gas collection pipes beginning August 14. The work is expected to continue for two weeks. There may be the potential for odors from this activity. This expansion of the gas management system is necessary to continue to control odors.  Waste Management is prepared to use additional deodorizer as necessary.

The City Council last approved extending the Special Use Permit for the landfill for one year.

Since that time an Odor Study Team including City staff, Johnson County Landfill (Waste Management ) representatives, Johnson County Health and Environment staff and Blackstone Environmental have been working to eliminate off-site odor reports surround the Johnson County Landfill.

The Planning Commission recommended by a vote of 11-0 that the City Council approve the Special Use Permit for the landfill on Monday night. The City Council will now consider the Special Use Permit at their meeting on Monday, September 11. The meeting is held in City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive and begins at 7 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

You may review the study results and related information below:

Odor Study Update to the Governing Body from City Manager Gonzales - April 2017
Blackstone Enviromental Odor Study - Phase I
Staff Memo Related to Special Use Permit for Johnson County Landfill