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Local Scouts Preview Massive New Land Preserve Equipment

In early 2020, scouts from Riverview Cub Scout Pack 1659 got an up-close and personal look at Riverview Land Preserve’s massive new refuse compactor.

As part of their tour of the solid waste landfill facility, the scouts were introduced to the RLP’s new 123,000-pound BOMAG Refuse Compactor. The compactor would soon be in service on the nearby hill, compacting waste materials with its 576-horsepower turbo diesel engine and 17-foot dozer blade. 

Assistant City Manager Jeff Dobek and other team members explained the facility’s purpose and community recycling program to the scouts. Dobek is currently spearheading other important capital investments in equipment at RLP including a Liebherr Loader and Liebherr Bulldozer to support operations in 2020 and beyond.

Dobek further stated, “Have the scouts and other school groups come to RLP is really exciting. They have unique, up close experiences while learning about recycling and managing waste. I love helping people understand the operations, infrastructure and true engineering marvels of a modern-day landfill.”

The RLP is a Michigan licensed solid waste landfill facility, owned and operated by the City of Riverview since 1968. The facility design and operation meet or exceed federal subtitle D and Michigan regulations, making it possible to manage a variety of non-hazardous solid wastes in an environmentally responsible manner.

  
RLP’s facilities and services are designed to meet the customized needs of municipal, residential, commercial, and industrial clients, including secure disposal, recycling or reuse of residential, construction, demolition, commercial and special wastes. RLP also offers the following benefits to Riverview and the surrounding communities:

  • Secure Disposal of Household, Industrial and Commercial Solid Waste
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pump Station (Current Price: $2.00/Gal.) 
  • Clean Electricity Produced from Landfill Gas
  • Convenient Drop-Off, Load Docks w/ Multiple Waste Dumpsters
  • Utility and Industry Working with Community
  • On-site recycling

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday
7 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sunday
Closed