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Waste Acceptance

The landfill site does not accept any payments therefore, residents must obtain a landfill permit from the city or township the waste is coming from before disposing of any waste at the landfill site. 

The landfill permit is used so that all payments are made through the municipalities rather than at the landfill site. Before making a trip out here, contact your municipality to find out what their procedure is.

Also note that all materials must be covered with a tarp when transported to the landfill or you will be refused service.

Rules for using the landfill

Before you arrive: 

  1. You must obtain a landfill permit from the city or township from which the waste is coming from. 
  2. All loads must be tarped while on landfill property. No exceptions.
  3. All haulers should wear steel-toed boots for their safety. There are needles, nails and other hazardous materials around you. 
  4. For your own safety please leave children and pets at home. 
  5. The landfill opens at exactly 7:00 a.m. and closes at exactly 3:00 p.m. No haulers will be permitted during any other times.

When you arrive: (Small haulers who need to check into office): 

  1. Stop completely in front of scale #1. 
  2. Wait until the vehicle in front of you is completely off the scale.
  3. Then drive onto scale #1 and put your vehicle in park. 
  4. Exit your vehicle while it is parked on scale #1 and go into the office.
  5. Follow scale attendant’s instructions.
  6. Proceed to dispose of waste (see instructions below).
  7. After disposing of waste return to scale #1 to weigh out.
  8. No smoking is permitted anywhere on site. 
  9. The speed limit is 15 MPH.

When you arrive: (Large haulers who have been issued a card to use automated scale):

  1. Stop completely in front of scale #3.
  2. Wait until the vehicle in front of you  is completely off the scale.
  3. Then drive onto scale #3 and put your vehicle in park.
  4. Swipe your card and follow the on-screen prompts.
  5. Proceed to dispose of waste (see instructions below).
  6. After disposing of waste go to scale #2 to weigh out.
  7. Swipe your card and follow the on-screen prompts to receive your ticket.
  8. No smoking is permitted anywhere on site.
  9. The speed limit is 15 MPH.

While disposing of waste: 

  1. Stay in line. Dispose of your waste in the order in which you were weighed in, please do not cut in front of other vehicles. 
  2. Stay in your vehicle while waiting to dispose of your waste. 
  3. Dispose of your waste between the signs marked with an “X”. Please do not discard on the “X”. Failure to dispose in the correct place will result in fines. 
  4. Stay clear of all equipment. Do not pass equipment while driving, for safety reasons all landfill equipment has the right of way. 
  5. NO SCAVENGING IS ALLOWED. 
  6. Please do not disturb any wildlife, including birds. 
  7. If you have any of the following materials, please tell the scale attendant. They are not permitted to be disposed of in the landfill and if done so will result in fines: 

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