Region Seven Data Analysis
2008 vs. 2007
number of landfills
- 45 thousand gate cu. yds.
- 2.2 %
- 3.3 million gate cu. yds.
- 2.9 %
R EGION SEVEN’S FIVE ACTIVE LANDFILLS ACCEPTED
more than two million gate cubic yards of waste during
2008. This volume was down 2.2 percent, or 45,424 gate
cubic yards less than 2007’s total. One landfill was temporarily
closed during 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Southern Illinois Regional Landfill Inc., DeSoto, accounted for
nearly 43 percent of the waste landfilled in the region during 2008,
yet it was not in the State’s top 10 listing.
This region had the lowest decline of four regions reporting less
waste accepted. Region 2 (Chicago Metropolitan) was highest, with
30.6 percent; Region 4 (East Central Illinois) was next with 14.4
percent; Region 3 (Peoria/Quad Cities) had 4.1 percent less waste
accepted. Overall seven percent less waste was accepted by the
state’s 45 landfills active in 2008, as compared to 2007.
Four landfills accepted waste from seven other states
The percentage of imported waste for the region is 22.6 percent,
considerably less than Region Six (Metropolitan East St. Louis),
where out-of-state waste comprised 48.3 percent of total waste
landfilled. The state-wide average of imported waste for 2008 is
Of the almost 879,325 gate cubic yards of waste received by
Southern Illinois Regional Landfill Inc. in 2008, 365,965 gate cubic
yards, or 42 percent, came from the states of Arkansas, Indiana,
Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Veolia ES
Sumner Landfill Inc. accepted 44,364 gate cubic yards or 19 percent
of its waste from Indiana.
An amount of 43,968 gate cubic yards (nine percent of its waste
stream) came to Perry Ridge Landfill, DuQuoin, from Missouri.
West End Disposal Facility, Thompsonville, accepted 8,912 gate
cubic yards, or four percent of its waste, from Kentucky.
Only Veolia ES Wayne County Landfill Inc., Fairfield, did not
accept any out-of-state waste.
Landfill capacity decline reported as 2.9 percent
As of Jan. 1, 2009, the region’s landfills reported a total capacity of
more than 109.8 million gate cubic yards, 3.3 million gate cubic
yards less than the previous year. The capacity declined 2.9 percent.
Five regions reported less capacity at the beginning of 2009:
Region 5 (West Central Illinois) reported capacity was down 8.8
percent; Region 2 (Chicago Metropolitan) reported a 6.0 percent
decline; Region 6 (Metro East St. Louis) reported a 4.3 percent
decline; and Region 3 (Peoria/Quad Cities) reported a 3.3 percent
Ninth-ranked Southern Illinois Regional Landfill Inc., has nearly
45.5 million cubic yards of capacity available. It is the only landfill
in Region Seven to rank in the top 10 list.
Region Seven Solid Waste
Area (square miles) 8,421
Population (est.) 436,670
Landfill life expectancy
Years remaining 54 *
Active in 2008 5
Temporarily closed 1
Active in 2008 5
New in 2007 1
Active in 2008 2
* Total remaining capacity (from table below)
divided by total waste accepted. Tells how long
the region may be served by local landfills at
current disposal rates, barring capacity
adjustments, until capacity is depleted.
Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management and Landfill Capacity in Illinois: 2008 R7.1
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