Does the District operate landfills?
The District has operated three landfills, all of which are now closed. They continue to be monitored by the District’s Office of Environmental Services, and gas-to-energy plants operate at the Greene Valley and Mallard Lake landfills. Environmental Services also manages the cleanup or remediation of other contaminated parcels of land the District has acquired over the years. Once the parcels are remediated and restored, they can be returned to the residents of DuPage County for their use. These remediation projects are funded by revenues the District received from the landfills and not by tax dollars.