Republic Services is one of Washington state's largest waste and recycling handler. Our partner in the development of this landfill, Klickitat County, is located in the arid hills of south central Washington state.
Roosevelt Regional Landfill has a permitted capacity of 120 million tons over 40 years and is connected to customers by truck and by the transportation system of the Burlington Northern and its interline connections.
The landfill is permitted to accept residential, commercial and industrial waste streams including municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, wood wastes and petroleum contaminated soils. We accept municipal incinerator ash in our double-lined ash monofill. We do not accept hazardous waste or dangerous waste.
The natural hydrogeology of the site and our aggressive regulatory compliance keep the landfill ahead of regulatory change.
The solid waste intermodal container brings a new reality to waste disposal. It gives greater freedom in choosing the best disposal site. Rather than shoehorn a landfill into an inappropriate location, the use of containers and intermodal transportation networks make it possible to place landfills in ideal environmental settings, far from urban centers and their traffic, air quality and land use conflicts.
Municipal Solid Waste containers are tightly sealed and can be handled at intermodal facilities where traditional solid waste handling might not be possible. Also, Republic Services has designed its services to make them available to the biggest and the smallest customers.
Most waste-by-rail shipments are dedicated to one large customer whose waste is transported directly to one distant point. However, Republic Services' regional disposal system is made up of several intermodal hubs along the rail line. Entire trains may be assembled at these hubs or containers can be attached to trains which originated elsewhere. Republic Services also designs equipment to meet the unique requirements of individual waste streams.