150-foot flare erected to enhance environmental protections
Tunnel Hill Reclamation is continuing to improve and provide enhanced environmental protections. A new 150-ft tall landfill gas flare was activated on August 14, 2020. This flare will replace the existing system which consists of 2 smaller flares. The new flare will continue to provide destruction of collected landfill gas and will provide enhanced odor and emission control. Landfill gas is generated when organic matter decays in a landfill. Tunnel Hill Reclamation collects the landfill gas with a sophisticated system of collection wells, pipes, and pumps. All of the best practices followed at Tunnel Hill are designed to protect human health and the environment, while minimizing the potential for off-site landfill odor.