Illinois AG Reached Settlement with Landfill over Air Pollution Violations

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced a settlement with Advanced Disposal Services (ADS) Orchard Hills Landfill Inc. resolving his lawsuit against the company for illegal air pollution in 2020. Following the AG’s lawsuit, the company had addressed many of the issues contributing towards the air pollution. Under the settlement, the landfill was required to monitor for off-site landfill odors, host a hotline for residents to report complaints, investigate and ameliorate any issues causing any odors that are identified, adjust its operations and collection policies to lessen air pollution issues, install a cover over parts of the land fill, and pay a $100,000 civil penalty.