Waste Management: Wet weather is enhancing odors from Tinton Falls landfill

Reps from the company, commissioners and frustrated locals met last week to see what is being done.

Jim Murdoch

Jan 24, 2024, 10:59 PM

Updated 152 days ago

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Something smells in Monmouth County. Local leaders continue to take dozens of calls and complaints about the county-owned landfill located in Tinton Falls.
According to Waste Management, the company that oversees the landfill, wet weather is enhancing the odors. Reps from the company, commissioners and frustrated locals met last week to see what is being done.
WM issued short- and long-term solutions. County Commissioner Tom Arnone says the stinky smell is unacceptable.
"The commissioners are 100% committed to do whatever resource we need to give Waste Management to make sure that they rectify and correct this problem," Arnone says.
"Recently, it actually kind of smelled in our house from the wind blowing so bad," said Staci Barrett, of Fox Chase Tinton Falls.
A Waste Management spokesperson says the blame lies on the weather. Heavy rains combined with a phenomenon known as an atmospheric cap can trap odors close to ground level, sending the smell all the way to Wall Township when conditions align.
More information about what Waste Management plans to do can be found HERE.


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