Last Publicly-Operated Richmond, Va.-Area Landfill to Close

David Bodamer, Executive Director, Content & User Engagement

February 3, 2014

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Last Publicly-Operated Richmond, Va.-Area Landfill to Close

Henrico County’s last publicly operated landfill will close this summer, according to a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The Springfield Road Landfill will close at the end of June. Work on capping the landfill will begin next year and wrap up in the fall of 2015.

“The closing of the landfill will absolutely have no effect on the public use area, and the residents will see no change in operation at all,” Jon Clary, the county’s director of solid waste and recycling, told the RTD.

A new $2.3-million transfer station will open the day after the landfill closes for residential trash. Commercial haulers will have other options.

Henrico County used to operate three landfills. The first was closed in 2004. Another was sold to a private firm, which will handle the waste processed at the new transfer station.

“Due to siting, proximity to residential housing, environmental concerns and because there’s sufficient landfill capacity in proximity to the county, we chose not to develop another landfill,” Clary told the RTD.

As for the transfer facility, it is “fully constructed, said Tim Loveland of Republic Services, which operates the 623 Landfill. The company is waiting on its certificate of occupancy, and he expects the new West End Resource Recovery Facility to open in conjunction with Springfield Road’s closure or perhaps a bit before, he said.”

About the Author(s)

David Bodamer

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. 

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