Safety

Safety at Coffin Butte Landfill

At Coffin Butte Landfill, keeping our community and our workers safe is the most important thing we do. Safety is a priority throughout our operation, from the very base of our landfill’s liner to the trucks we screen as they enter our gates. We keep all visitors safe by asking them to follow these Landfill Rules and Requirements.

How We Protect The Community

  • Protects Groundwater and Surface Water: Coffin Butte Landfill utilizes a network of 38 groundwater wells that are routinely monitored to verify groundwater conditions.

  • Monitored Continuously: Sophisticated safety equipment and trained personnel monitor all aspects of landfill operations to ensure that only permitted, nonhazardous materials are disposed of at the site.

  • Screened for Radiation: We use specialized instruments to check for radiation. If radiation is detected, the material in question is rejected.

  • Screened for Electronic Waste: Load checks take place every day to prevent and minimize e-waste disposal.

  • Exceeds Standards: Our industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country. Coffin Butte Landfill meets and/or exceeds all regulatory requirements, obligations and safety standards.

  • Inspected Regularly: Coffin Butte Landfill is fully permitted and inspected annually by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Think. Choose. Live.

Republic is dedicated to the safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve. Our ‘Think. Choose. Live.’ slogan encapsulates our everyday safety message to our employees to: Think about what you are doing, Choose the safe answer, and Live to go home to your family. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Republic’s safety performance has been 42 percent better than the industry average for the past eight years.

At Coffin Butte Landfill, keeping our community and our workers safe is the most important thing we do. Safety is a priority throughout our operation, from the very base of our landfill’s liner to the trucks we screen as they enter our gates. We keep all visitors safe by asking them to follow these Landfill Rules and Requirements.