Have you ever wondered what it is like to visit the Jordan Disposal Landfill? Well, when visiting our Galena Landfill, the first stop you’ll make is at our scaling system. We have two scales; one that weighs the load in and one that weighs you as you exit the landfill.
While you’re stopped here, our scale clerk will weigh your load and our camera system will screen the materials inside to make sure they are the appropriate materials for our Landfill. Permitted Construction & Demolition materials such as concrete, wood, asphalt, gypsum, metals, bricks, soil, rocks, glass and fiberglass, and plastics are all examples of materials that are okay for the landfill. Items such as household waste and general trash, plastic bottles, household chemicals, lead-acid batteries, paint and paint cans, electronics, and household clothes are materials that are not allowed. Our scale clerk will inform you if the load you are carrying has materials that can’t be dumped, and she will either reject the load or send you off to the sorting station first.
After your load has been weighed and scanned, you’ll pick up your scale ticket from the window. Our scale clerk will have them printed and ready for you. This ticket calculates the total tonnage and fees of the load.
Once you are finished at our scale, we will send you off to the landfill where you can dump your unwanted materials. At Jordan Disposal, we operate in one area of the Landfill at a time. This means that the area in which we are working can hold up to 2,000 tons of debris. Once we hit this amount, we cover the area with dirt before opening up a new cell. This information is tracked daily via our scaling system to ensure that we are always monitoring the area closely and always staying under the tonnage guidelines.