The facility, which was built in 1991, burns around 50,000 tons of solvents, paints, old chemicals, contaminated soils, and PCBs every year.
This cleanup process is part of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Water Protector Clean Up Plan, which has a goal of moving and cleaning up waste from the site before the anticipated floods come in the spring.
Republic Services, Advanced Disposal Services and Waste Pro collected about 95,000 extra cubic yards of trash following Hurricane Matthew.
The area contains parcels within the Blackstone River floodplain including the J.M. Mills Landfill.
While a large number of airports across the nation have waste and recycling programs in place, they vary greatly depending on tenant agreements, hauler contracts, local regulations and other factors.