Landfill Management Compliance

Private Owner
Watervliet, MI

Project Overview

F&V was selected to provide landfill management compliance services for the Orchard Hill Sanitary Landfill in Watervliet, Berrien County, Michigan. Orchard Hill Landfill is a permitted Municipal Solid Waste Landfill and recycling facility invested in landfill gas to energy technology.

F&V’s team of experienced Environmental Technicians collected quarterly groundwater samples, coordinating the work with Orchard Hill Sanitary Landfill and laboratory. F&V’s Geologist reviewed the data, creating groundwater flow maps and generating reports for compliance with the State regulations.

Additionally, F&V’s Geologists provided semi-annual certification letters for the landfill’s air permit and annual updates for the MAERS.  F&V provided updates to the Renewable Operating Permit program on a five-year cycle and periodically collected samples to verify the Non-Methane Organic Compounds (NMOC) concentration in landfill gas.

The client also engaged F&V to provide them with an Operations Plan for the Orchard Hill Sanitary Landfill. The plan was written to provide the client and landfill a comprehensive yet flexible plan which would remain effective with periodic updates as the landfill grew in size and scope of services. The Operation Plan included:

  • Fill Progression Plan
  • Landscape Plan
  • Leachate Collection & Removal Facilities
  • Outbreak Plan
  • Gas Management Systems
  • Landfill Construction & Operations Equipment
  • Personnel Requirements, Onsite Personnel Rules
  • Operating in Inclement Weather
  • Access Control
  • Dust/Blowing Paper Control
  • Disposal of Large/Bulky Items
  • Onsite Road Design
  • Control of Fugitive Dust
  • Control of Salvaging
  • White Goods & Recyclable Materials
  • Separation of Recyclables from General Refuse
  • Daily Cover
  • Receipt, Unloading & Inspection Procedures
  • Process for Receipt/Disposal of Asbestos Waste


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