The Sun Sentinel is reporting that the Monarch Hill Renewable Energy Park, known locally as Mount Trashmore, in Broward County, Florida, has been continuing to generate complaints from nearby residents despite efforts by Waste Management to remediate the foul odors. One resident claims that the smell has been a problem for the past 10 years he’s lived in his home, and that despite promises by the company to work to improve it, it remains overpowering. Another resident has been unable to walk his dogs at times because the smell is so overwhelming. The odors have been experienced as far as four miles from the landfill; the usual expected distance for landfill smells is one mile. The landfill entered into a settlement agreement with the county to make improvements after receiving complaints in 2012, but the odor problems have persisted, which causes residents even more concern.
While I do not currently represent anyone at this site, I currently represent hundreds of similarly situated people around the country in various landfill and waste facility odor nuisance cases. I have also represented hundreds of individuals in landfill odor cases in the Florida Panhandle. I work with Zak Johnson of Zakariah Johnson, PLLC, who is a Florida licensed attorney and former Florida Department of Environmental Protection landfill inspector.