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Vertical waste expansion detailed

Significant increases in daily volume helped prompt Cherokee Run Landfill to upgrade its facility in an effort to maximize space and efficiency.


Waste rests about seven feet beneath the surface at Cherokee Run Landfill, 2946 N. U.S. Route 68, which can support grass, but no trees or plants with deep roots.(PHOTO | SEASON WALL)

Those projects, one of which is a one-of-a-kind undertaking in Ohio, are slated for completion next year.

Construction of a new scale house is under way and should be completed next year. That addition should make it easier to move the 110 or so waste trucks in and out of the facility each day, Season Wall, general manager of Cherokee Run Landfill told a group touring the grounds Thursday during the operation’s annual open house.

Additionally, a vertical expansion project is estimated to be completed in 2014. Landfill officials report the project, which involves building a floor to the landfill and disposing trash vertically, is the only such project in Ohio.

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