The manager of Orange County's Solid Waste Management described the county's plan to stifle the sulfuric gas that has been escaping from the landfill on Young Pine Road between 417 and Innovation Way in east Orange County. The foul odor from the landfill has permeated through some east Orange County neighborhoods bringing about 50 hopeful and skeptical residents to listen to what the manager had to say.
"Not enough is being done, to be frank," said David Payne, a resident of nearby Avalon Park. "This whole thing is due to mismanagement of the landfill."
Part of the landfill is undergoing construction and manager Jim Becker says an outside consultant advised them to mix the construction and demolition debris with household waste as a more affordable approach and it's that combination, he says, that is creating a hydrogen sulfide emission, or rotten egg smell.