Odor Control

Fairless Landfill utilizes multiple management strategies to minimize odor including:

Odor Neutralizer Systems

Two portable water-based odor neutralizer systems are utilized around the facility during normal business hours. The neutralizer has no fragrance, but instead neutralizes odors similar to Febreeze spray.

Applying Daily Soil Cover Material

At the end of each working day, operators cover the working face with six inches of approved cover material such as soil and other approved daily cover materials. The working face is also covered throughout the day with a daily/intermediate cover to maintain quality cover integrity throughout operation.

Capturing Landfill Gas

Landfill gas is the byproduct of natural decomposition and is nontoxic. It is primarily comprised of methane which has no odor and is transformed into energy at our Waste Management Renewable Energy Facility.

Keeping the active working face small

Fairless Landfill reduces odors by keeping the active disposal area small.

An example of a portable mister system utilized at our facilities