Rumpke investigates shift at NKY landfill

BUTLER, KY (FOX19) - Rumpke engineers and the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (KDEP) are investigating a shift in buried waste within the Pendleton County, Ky. landfill that occurred on May 6.

The impacted area is on the south side of the site near where trash was actively being placed. The movement is entirely within the landfill itself and there is no health threat.  No employees were impacted and no trucks or heavy equipment were damaged. Service will not be interrupted.

The shifted material is being relocated to another portion of the landfill. Incoming trash is also being redirected to another section of the site.

"The site is stable and we are committed to working with KDEP to fully investigate the cause and ensure environmental compliance during the clean-up," said Brad Jordan, landfill manager, Rumpke.

The Pendleton County Landfill in Butler, Ky. serves eight counties and receives an average of 1,200 tons of trash daily. It is a sanitary waste facility meaning only municipal solid waste is handled on site.

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