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Lake County, Ohio - Utilities

Landfill History

     The Lake County Solid Waste Facility in Painesville and Perry Townships was established in 1976 and includes 400 acres of vacant land. Only 250 of these acres are presently incorporated in the landfill operation licensed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). The 120 acres are divided into four waste cells, three of which are filled and covered, and the fourth that is in current operation.  
     
     
      Lake County’s only active landfill has been approved for a new permit-to-install (PTI) in 2016.  This permit expands the landfill by 7.4 million cubic yards of airspace, extending both 60 feet vertically and eight acres horizontally over existing sectors at the site.  The current landfill configuration had a remaining lifetime of approximately five years before it would be at capacity.  The new permit extends the life of the landfill by roughly 35 years, and allows the landfill to design new structures at a 3:1 angle instead of the old 4:1 angle.  A 3:1 angle is what other similar facilities around the state use per the Ohio EPA’s regulations.   The Lake County Landfill receives approximately 800 tons of garbage each day, with over 90% coming from in-county residential customers.  This equates to roughly 1,600 household curbside carts daily.   Lake County Solid Waste Facility 2039 Blase Nemeth Road Painesville Oh 44077 440-350-2644
     

    Lake County Solid Waste Facility
    2039 Blase Nemeth Road
    Painesville Oh 44077
    440-350-2644