The Solid Waste Process

How It Works

The reason that Trans-Jordan Cities exists is to take care of the Solid Waste Disposal needs of our member cities. Our job is to deal with the waste in an environmentally sound manner to ensure that we are good stewards of the land we are entrusted to use. Trans-Jordan is fully compliant with all local and federal solid waste regulations. We take pride in operating a facility that maximizes value and plans for the long-term disposal needs of our member cities.

Solid Waste Rates

Public Convenience Center

Trans-Jordan built the Public Convenience Center (PCC) as a safe, convenient, environmentally responsible alternative to the traditional “dump” experience. The PCC allows most residential customers to drop-off their waste onto a large concrete pad rather than the waste cell with the large commercial haulers. (Depending on materials to be disposed, number of customers, and vehicle / trailer type, residents may be sent to the landfill cell for disposal.) The PCC gives residential customers an opportunity to have a cleaner, safer and more pleasant experience at the landfill.

In addition to the concrete drop-off area, the PCC also features an area that residents can drop off Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Recyclable Materials

Household Hazardous Waste
Electronic Recycling
Recyclable FAQs

Solid Waste Cell

Trans-Jordan is a Municipal Solid Waste Landfill designed to receive household waste. Each of our disposal cells (areas) are constructed in an environmentally conscience manner to comply with EPA Subtitle D regulations.

After excavating large holes in the ground, approximately 160 feet deep and 750 wide (at the top), a system of engineered composite liners are laid down creating a barrier between the waste accepted and the groundwater and soil beneath. Once the cell is properly prepared trash can be accepted.

When trash is received and placed in the cell a large trash compactor shreds and compacts the material so that the maximum amount of waste can be placed in each area. Each night the waste is covered with a cover of dirt to keep the waste in place and reduce the access to birds and animals.

Once the landfill cell is filled it is finished with a system of landfill gas collection system and topped with a composite lining system. The landfill gas is converted into electricity which can power over 3,000 homes. Click below to learn more.

Landfill Gas to Energy

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If you are interested in a FREE tour of our facility or an on-site presentation regarding solid waste management and recycling visit our Tours and Education page.

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