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Steele County Sanitary Landfill

Steele County Sanitary Landfill


A community needed a new place to dispose of a variety of types of waste, while also protecting the environment.


The project team developed more than 70 acres of land to accept a variety of waste types, while adhering to strict environmental policies and requirements.

Steele County Sanitary Landfill

Owatonna, Minn.

Steele County


  • 36.6-acre closed, lined and unlined Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) disposal areas
  • 20.6-acre active, lined MSW disposal area
  • 9.55-acre closed, unlined demolition debris disposal area
  • 7-acre active, unlined demolition debris disposal area
  • Public drop-off areas for MSW, recyclables, white goods, tires, used oil, etc.
  • Household hazardous waste facility


  • Coordination and report preparation for the monitoring of leachate, leak detection, ground water, surface water and landfill gas systems
  • Landfill gas modeling using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Landfill Gas Emissions Model
  • Preparation of a spill, prevention, control, and countermeasure plan for petroleum storage
  • Stormwater permitting and preparation of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
  • Wetland delineation and mitigation evaluation services