ODOR CONTROL UPDATE: It's a Multi-Agency Effort

Odor Control Update

#WhatMattersToYouMattersToUs ODOR CONTROL UPDATE

The Mayor and Council, along with City Administration and staff, share in your concerns about odor and environmental issues in Doral. We are working to respond to these concerns and exploring any issues to identify possible solutions. That is why the collaboration with residents, businesses and the pertinent agencies is imperative.

The Covanta Resources Recovery plant, located within the Doral City limits, has the essential function of reducing solid waste that would otherwise go into the landfill. In the neighboring Town of Medley, one of only three landfills servicing the nearly 2,000 square miles and 2.6 million residents of Miami-Dade County, operates. Both the Medley landfill and the Covanta Resources Recovery facility have been operating for more than 30 years.

Emissions from these facilities are closely monitored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources and Management. The latter investigates both the landfill and recovery facility. Although the Medley landfill is outside of Doral city limits and the recovery facility is a designated Facility of Countywide Significance, putting it outside of the City’s authority, city officials are holding regular meetings reviewing odor complaints, discussing procedures and finding new processes to minimize the odors.

In November meetings will include members of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Southeast District – West Palm Beach and the Miami-Dade County Regulatory Economic Resources – Air Quality Division as part of the City’s on-going communications with these regulatory agencies. 

Stay tuned for upcoming developments!