County of Monmouth
Commissioner Director Arnone Update April 29, 2024

April 29, 2024

Dear Resident,

As promised, please find an update on the Reclamation Center. I will continue to provide these updates on a monthly basis.

On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, we are proud to announce the launch of a new hotline. Residents should call 732-559-ODOR (732-599-6367) to report an odor complaint directly to a Monmouth County Environmental Health Investigator. This hotline is available to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Calls made during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) will be directed to Investigators who are housed on-site at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. Residents who wish to report an odor outside of business hours can call the same phone number and will be connected to an on-call duty Monmouth County Environmental Health Investigator who will respond to odor complaints. The goal is to have an investigator respond to the site of the odor complaint within 30 minutes of receiving a call.

In addition, please see below where you will find the benchmarks that have been completed or in progress.

Completed Benchmarks
• Received material and supplies for the temporary cap to cover 30 acres of the landfill.
• Graded the landfill to prepare for the temporary cap.
• Completed the installation of additional eight surface gas collection wells.
• Tied all surface wells into the gas collection system.
• The engineer’s design of the temporary cap and well locations has been finalized.
• The capital ordinance was adopted during the Commissioner Meeting on March 28.
• The materials for 21 vertical (gas collection) wells are on site and eight wells have been drilled.
• The contractor has been hired and started to install the vertical wells.
• Ordered materials for two flare upgrades.
• Met with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and discussed the overall plan.
• Ordered the materials for the two flare upgrades.
• Begin installation of 21 vertical (gas collection) wells.
• Receive the materials for the two flare upgrade orders.
• Launch new hotline for residents.

In Progress
• Complete final grade for temporary cap.
• Design permanent cap for slopes.
• Complete installation of the temporary cap.
• Complete two flare upgrade
• Continue daily odor-related inspections.
• Update the Monmouth County Reclamation Center web pages.

We are proud of the progress that has been made but rest assured, we are committed to resolving this issue in a timely manner.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send them to me directly.


Thomas A. Arnone
Monmouth County Commissioner Director


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