King County continues dialogue with landfill neighbors at April 23 meeting

April 20, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. April 20, 2014

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Solid Waste Division hosts a Cedar Hills Regional Landfill community meeting from 7-9 p.m. April 23 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.

Meeting topics include updates by division staff on landfill operational, construction and environmental management activities, and updates by Bio Energy Washington staff on its landfill gas-to-energy plant.

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Burst gas pipe sends at least four to emergency room

December 17, 2013

A burst gas pipe at the Cedar Hills Landfill south of Issaquah sent nearby residents to the emergency room Dec. 7.

That evening, neighbors began smelling a great deal of gas in their homes and responded by calling Eastside Fire & Rescue and the King County Solid Waste Division. According to an EFR report of the incident, all responding members identified gas in the area.

“Engine 71 proceeded to the address and was met by the homeowner,” Lt. Jason Ward’s EFR report reads. “The homeowner stated the smell of gas in the area was very strong. All three members of Engine 71 could smell landfill gas in the area.”

Supervisors at the scene found that the gas line used to pull landfill-produced methane gas into the Bio Energy Washington plant had ruptured. They immediately shut down the gas to the pipe.

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Cedar Hills landfill sets community meeting

October 15, 2013

Cedar Hills Regional Landfill hosts its semi-annual community meeting from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.

The community meetings provide an ongoing forum for area residents and King County Solid Waste Division staff to discuss conditions and activities at the landfill. Bio Energy Washington staff will also give an update on the landfill gas-to-energy plant.

Solid waste generated in King County, excluding Seattle and Milton, is disposed at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, the only active landfill remaining in the county. Located at 16645 228th Ave. S.E., a 920-acre site south of Issaquah, Cedar Hills has provided for disposal of the county’s solid waste since 1965.

Learn more by calling 206-296-4490 or go to http://1.usa.gov/19A2Anj.