Keller Canyon Fills a Need

by Jill Shapiro, Dir. of Planning; CH2M Hill, Inc., Oakland, CA,
Lawrence H. Roth, (F.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Geosciences, CH2M Hill, Inc., Oakland, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1993, Vol. 63, Issue 10, Pg. 44-47

Document Type: Feature article


Opening a new landfill site in California can be an onerous task. Any owner willing to try must work with the state's stringent environmental legislation, profusion of solid waste regulations and activist citizenry. But through environmentally-sensitive, fast-tracked design, the Keller Canyon Landfill Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Browning Ferris Industries, Pittsburg, Calif., was able to move from the proposal stage to accepting wastes in only three years. CH2M Hill, Inc., Denver, provided both the design and a comprehensive permitting strategy that enabled Keller Canyon Landfill Co. to move so quickly, open at a cost of $60 million and eventually garner the support of the majority of the county's citizens when the future of the site was put to a vote.

Subject Headings: Landfills | Canyons | Fills | Environmental issues | Owners | Legislation | Solid wastes | Sustainable development | United States | California | Denver | Colorado

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