Emerald Park Landfill Inc is located at W124 S10629 South 124th Street, Muskego, WI 53150.
Emerald Park Landfill originally opened in 1994 accepts MSW, C&D, non-hazardous industrial wastes, non-hazardous liquid waste and asbestos. Currently, the facility receives approximately 1,200 tons per day with no daily maximum requirement. Emerald Park Landfill delivers 1,500 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of landfill gas to Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District via a 17-mile pipeline to power its turbines. Emerald Park has a Corporate Lands for Learning designation from the National Wildlife Council, which it was granted in November 2012. The site is located in the City of Muskego and pays host fees to five entities, City of Muskego, Waukesha County, Town of Norway, City of Franklin and Racine County. Leachate from the site is recalculated and the site also has a direct discharge into the municipal sewer system as well. The life expectancy of the site is approximately 14 years.
This facility is permitted to accept waste from all counties in Wisconsin and surrounding states and accepts waste from Advanced Disposal subsidiaries and third party companies.
To contact Emerald Park Landfill Inc, call (414) 529-1360, or view more information below. Looking for more locations in Muskego, WI? Scroll down to see a listing of waste locations and handlers towards the bottom of this page.
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What is the purpose of a landfill?
The purpose of a landfill is to provide an effective way to dispose of waste material. Landfills are designed and operated under environmental regulations, providing a safe and efficient way to dispose of solid waste materials.
When properly managed, landfills can protect communities from potential contamination and help preserve scarce resources by reducing emissions and protecting surface and groundwater resources.
How do landfills work?
Landfills are typically constructed in layers, with each layer consisting of a protective liner and waste materials. The top layer consists of soil or non-degradable materials such as plastic to ensure that the contents remain contained within the landfill.
As additional waste is added to the landfill, it is compacted into a dense form and covered with soil or non-degradable cover material. This helps to minimize the release of odors and prevent the entry of pests into the landfill site. Additionally, leachate collection systems are installed to capture liquids that the decomposing waste materials may generate.
This liquid is then treated before being released back into the environment. Landfill gas-to-energy systems are also installed in some landfills to capture and convert the methane gas from decomposing waste into electricity.
As landfills reach capacity, they are typically closed off and monitored for environmental compliance before being rehabilitated or covered with soil. By taking these steps, communities can ensure that their landfills are effectively managed and do not threaten the environment.
What happens to the waste in a landfill?
The waste materials deposited into landfills undergo a process of decomposition over time. This process is known as biodegradation, which occurs as bacteria and other microorganisms break down the materials in the landfill.
As the materials decompose, they are converted into nutrient-rich soil that can be used for landscaping or landfill rehabilitation. Additionally, landfill gas-to-energy systems capture methane gas generated through this process and convert it into renewable energy.
By taking these steps, landfill operators can help ensure that landfill contents are managed responsibly and do not threaten the environment.
What kind of safety measures are taken at landfill sites?
Landfill sites are designed with special safety measures to protect the environment and nearby communities from potential health risks associated with landfill waste. These measures include landfill liners and leachate collection systems to prevent landfill waste from contaminating nearby soil and water.
Additionally, landfill gas-to-energy systems are typically installed in some landfills to capture and convert the methane gas from decomposing waste into electricity. Finally, landfill sites may also employ safety systems such as odor control, landfill compaction equipment, landfill covers, and landfill monitoring systems to ensure that landfill sites are managed responsibly.
By taking these steps, landfill operators can help protect the environment and nearby communities from potential health risks associated with landfill waste.