Saturday, March 16, 2013
Local and state organizations come together to get community members to rally around taking care of Bridgeton landfill.
State and county legislators turned out Friday for a call to action on Bridgeton's West Lake Landfill. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Missouri Jobs with Justice and Teamsters Local 618 banded together to put on a public briefing regarding the risks and hazards of the landfill. Ed Smith, safe energy director for the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, said a public meeting was needed when Republic Services, which owns the landfill, said everything was OK. “We’re all local, Republic is not,” Smith said following the session. “People are being fed misinformation (by Republic).” Bob Criss, director of the stable isotope laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, and Peter Anderson, executive director for the Center for …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
State regulators have begun testing of air quality around the Bridgeton Landfill after serving the operator notice that odors related to smoldering waste deep underground are a nuisance and violate state law.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Heat created by a fire at Bridgeton Landfill is contributing to a foul smell around the Interstate 70 and Interstate 270 area in Bridgeton.
As more residents begin to complain about a strong odor coming from the Bridgeton Landfill, the company that owns the landfill said it’s taking new steps to contain and suppress the fire creating the smell, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. According to the report, temperatures beneath the surface at the landfill have reached as high as 200 degrees. That heat, which creates the odor, is caused by faster-than-normal decomposition of waste that is buried there. The landfill site is separate from the West Lake landfill, where Cold War-era radioactive waste is buried. Republic Services, the Post-Dispatch report says, plans to have a website available soon to help answer residents’ questions and provide a way to contact the company. For …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Don't throw away your live tree or holiday lights this year when you can recycle them in Maryland Heights.
Once the holidays are over it's easy to chuck everything to the curb and get on with the long winter ahead. Before you do, consider some of the great recycling options in Maryland Heights. Don't let your tree end up in a landfill this year. It's all organic matter, so it still has plenty of use left in it. St. Louis Compost here in Maryland Heights will recycle your dead Christmas Tree for $1. Bring it by any time between 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. They're located at 11294 Schaefer Road. If your holiday lights no longer twinkle, you can contribute them to St. Louis Green's holiday recycling drive. They're accepting broken holiday lights at locations around the metro area, including Car-X here in Maryland Heights. They've kept …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Check out this week's roundup of news and factoids from around Maryland Heights.
Welcome to "Aggregation Station"—where each Tuesday we round up the latest goings-on in Maryland Heights from media and other sources. This week, we've got rapper Lil Wayne injured, why a Maryland Heights landfill is now unique and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder explains romantic attractions at strip clubs. What are you hearing and reading about? Please share links and news tips about Maryland Heights in our comments section.