The Landfill team takes multiple steps to protect the environment. All waste is screened to ensure unacceptable waste is not accepted, and our standard operating procedures are designed to exceed the MDEQ standards. More than 650 acres of the Little Dixie Landfill property is dedicated to non-landfill operations.
Protection of all water sources is a priority at Little Dixie Landfill. The Landfill is designed with a highly engineered composite liner system designed to contain any liquids that percolate through the solid waste. The liquids are transferred to a water treatment facility. Surface water at the site is controlled through a series of diversion berms and drainage ditches to preserve its quality. In addition, Little Dixie Landfill assesses groundwater with four individual groundwater monitoring wells. Each well is routinely tested to ensure the groundwater’s quality.
At Little Dixie Landfill, landfill gas is collected through a system of 169 extraction wells. The Landfill’s surface is routinely scanned for gas emissions and exterior gas probes are also regularly monitored to ensure the landfill gas system is operating properly.