For long-term planning, NTMWD continually evaluates solid waste management and processing needs to ensure we can adequately meet future demand.
A new transfer station is being planned in the northern portion of our Member Cities area that will accommodate future growth. The landfill in Melissa has been operating since 2004 and has a projected life of approximately 40 more years.
At the landfill, we are in the process of adding 23 more gas collection wells to improve odor control. We also partnered with Morrow Renewables, LLC for construction and operation of a gas-to-energy production program that will further control odors, convert the gas to renewable energy, and generate revenue to help offset the operations and maintenance costs of the solid waste system.
In addition, we are also reconstructing our Lookout Drive Transfer Station in Richardson. To learn more about this and see a full construction schedule, visit the Lookout Drive Transfer Station project page.