The Arlington Landfill team takes multiple steps to protect the environment. All waste is screened to safeguard that unacceptable waste is not accepted, and our standard operating procedures are designed to exceed the TCEQ standards. More than 400 acres of the Arlington Landfill property are set aside as flood plains, wetlands and natural wildlife habitats. Many species of birds, water fowl and other indigenous wildlife can be found at the Landfill property.
Once trash is disposed of, it naturally decomposes and produces gas. A landfill gas management system collects gas through a series of pipes and 182 gas wells. Collected gas is cleaned and piped to a treatment plant for reuse as an alternative fuel. The Landfill’s surface and exterior gas probes are also regularly monitored to ensure the landfill gas system is operating properly.
Landfill gas is collected through a system of 182 extraction wells. Some of the collected landfill gas is piped to a municipal waste water treatment plant where it is used to power the system that treats our local community’s waste water.
Protection of all water sources is a priority at Arlington Landfill. The Landfill is designed with a highly engineered composite liner system designed to contain any liquids that percolate through the solid waste. The liquids are discharged to a municipal wastewater treatment facility. Surface water at the site is controlled through a series of diversion berms and drainage ditches to preserve its quality. In addition, Arlington Landfill assesses groundwater with 30 individual groundwater monitoring wells. Each well is routinely tested to verify the groundwater’s safety.