The Orange County Landfill is located in east Orange County at 5901 Young Pine Road. Private homes, businesses, and industry all generate waste that is delivered to the landfill every day and spread into layers that are about 18- to 24-inches high. At the end of each day, the waste is covered with a minimum of six inches of dirt to reduce odors and discourage birds and rodents from getting into the waste. Orange County follows a comprehensive set of guidelines and regulations for the final cover of waste areas.
Gases are generated as waste begins to break down or decompose. A majority of the gases are methane and carbon dioxide, which are odorless and colorless. Landfill gas also contains nitrogen, ammonia, sulfur compounds, and other gases that may create odors. Methane gas from the Orange County Landfill is collected through an extensive system of extraction wells and used as fuel at the Orlando Utilities Commission's Stanton Energy Plant to provide electricity for up to 15,000 homes.
While hydrogen sulfide is detectable at very low concentrations by the human nose, low levels of exposure are not harmful, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).
Orange County uses equipment at three sites near the landfill for hydrogen sulfide monitoring. This monthly data is available by contacting Orange County Utilities, Public Relations, at 407-254-9682.
Please complete this form to report Orange County Landfill odor for the facility located at 5901 Young Pine Road, Orlando 32829.
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Solid Waste Division
5901 Young Pine Road
Orlando, FL 32829
Solid Waste Hotline: (407) 836-6601
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