News Release 446

Public invited to a hearing for proposed solid waste construction permit for Lemons Sanitary Landfill in Stoddard County

Volume 37-446 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 19, 2009 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on the draft solid waste disposal area construction permit for Lemons Landfill LLC. The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Dexter High School, 1101 W. Grant St. in Dexter.

The Lemons Sanitary Landfill has applied for a permit to construct the horizontal expansion of its existing facility in Stoddard County. The proposed site is located at 15250 Old Bloomfield Road, about one mile north of US Highway 60 in Dexter. It consists of 282.65 acres, of which the landfill disposal area is approximately 106.6 acres. The proposed facility will be used for the disposal of municipal solid waste, nonhazardous household, commercial, agricultural, governmental, industrial, construction and demolition wastes.

The department reviews all applications submitted by cities, counties and private owners to ensure solid waste landfills and expansions are properly designed and constructed. Technical factors that protect Missouri's environment are also examined.

Citizens may review a copy of the draft solid waste disposal area construction permit at the Keller Public Library, 402 W. Grant in Dexter. A copy for review is also available upon request at the department's Solid Waste Management Program Record Center, 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City.

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make

arrangements by writing to Darrell Hartley, Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, or by calling 573-751-5401 or 800-361-4827. Hearing-impaired individuals may contact the program through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966. If possible, please notify the department two weeks before the meeting.

Members of the public can comment on the draft permit and have their comments entered into the official record either in person at the hearing or by writing to the address listed above; written comments must be received no later than Dec. 15.

Questions and comments regarding the proposed sanitary landfill or the department's role in regulating solid waste landfills may be sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or phone Darrell Hartley at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-5401. For more information on solid waste issues, visit the department's website at