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Environmental monitoring services are provided for two closed landfill locations:

  • Hefflinger Park at 112th and Maple Street
  • the State Street Landfill at 126th and State Street.

The Manager of Environmental Control is primarily responsible for monitoring these closed landfills, working directly with regulatory personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ).

Effective February 13, 2005, ownership of the Hefflinger Park property was transferred to the City of Omaha, and the City is now responsible for the operation and maintenance of the park and recreation amenities. Responsibility for monitoring methane gas vents at Hefflinger Park remains with the Douglas County.

The State Street Landfill has been closed for approximately 25 years. A new landfill gas collection system is being installed by BioResource Development to collect and clean the landfill gas produced by the landfill. The landfill gas was previously incinerated through an onsite flare. The new gas collection system will reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions while saving the County an estimated $70,000 or more annually.