Earlier this month, Stony Hollow Landfill in Dayton, Ohio, was barred from discharging waste into the city’s system after records revealed clogged lines and the use of prohibited chemicals made cleanup crews fall ill. And now, the landfill is being asked to clean up its act and cap its foul-smelling emissions by January 2017.
Local residents have been complaining about the landfill’s odors since April and if Stony Hollow doesn’t resolve the issue by January 2017, Montgomery County may find another facility to handle its solid waste.
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Montgomery County officials have set a deadline for Stony Hollow Landfill in Dayton to cap foul-smelling emissions. Nearby residents have submitted hundreds of complaints about bad odors coming from the plant.
Miamisburg mayor Dick Church heads the Montgomery County Solid Waste Advisory Committee. He says even residents in his city are complaining about the foul smell.
“It’s a terrible odor and I don’t blame the residents one bit," he says. "I wouldn’t want to put up with it and they shouldn’t have to.”