Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

March 9, 2006

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


Landfill Operations: Options to Increase Cover Loads at the Landfill and Consideration of Establishing an Environmental Clean-Up Program



Topic Description:

The Board, in previous Landfill discussions, had expressed interest in considering the matter of achieving greater compliance with the requirement to prevent contents from escaping from vehicles delivering trash to the landfill in order to reduce roadside litter.  Attached is the section of the Code pertaining to this issue.  For your discussion and consideration, the attached chart provides a variety of options. 

A second subject considers the issue of more pro-activity dealing with existing open dumps that exist in the County. Staff has been considering various options to deal with this problem.  In some instances, the property requiring clean-up is heir property and, therefore, most difficult to address when there is no readily available person to hold responsible for the clean-up.  In other instances, the property is owned by the infirmed, elderly, or low-income residents who do not have the ability to maintain the property.  The County does have authority in certain instances to clean-up properties and subsequently seek to recover funds.  Staff will discuss options pertaining to the use of landfill funds as an incentive to deal with these sites, and discuss possible changes in Ordinances that would provide additional authority to abate environmentally troubling situations. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a work session. 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Funding may be provided by the Landfill fund.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Environmental Services



  1. County Attorney Memo Regarding Environmental Cleanup Fund
  2. Alternative Methods to Increase Covered Residential Loads
  3. Va. Code Section 46.2-1156