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Alder Michael J. Tierney

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Alder Michael J. Tierney

Contact Information

Home Address:

4534 Secret Garden Dr
McFarland , WI 53558

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Tierney’s Updates

Landfill odors

November 2, 2018 7:47 AM

This week there have been a couple of days when gas odors from the landfill have been strong.  Yesterday morning (11/1/2018) the odor was particularly pungent in neighborhoods south of the landfill.

I reached out to the Dane County Solid Waste Manager regarding the odors and received the following reply:

We identified a couple of trouble spots at the landfill today, and we are working to correct these.  We also know that we need to get additional gas collection wells in the newest area of the landfill, and we have a schedule set for that to happen in early December.  Typically, we would not need gas collection in a new area of the landfill this soon, but the extremely wet weather jump started the biological activity that leads to gas production.  Until then, we will be doing more operationally to prevent and minimize any impacts.

He asks that if you experience odors that you call, text or email him directly. His contact information is:

John Welch, P.E.
Solid Waste Manager
Dane County Public Works, Solid Waste Division
cell: 608-516-4154 

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