Benson Valley Landfill

Since 1971, Benson Valley Landfill has provided reliable, safe and environmentally responsible waste disposal solutions that Central Kentucky cities, counties, and businesses need to grow and prosper. Conveniently located on I-64 in Franklin County, halfway between Lexington and Louisville, the Landfill handles approximately 720 tons of waste within a 75-mile radius per day, or nearly 200,000 tons annually.

Benson Valley Landfill at a Glance

  • 9

    Number of landfill employees

  • 628

    Average tons of disposal accepted per day

  • 450

    Total acres, with 300 acres dedicated to non-landfill operations

  • 60k

    Customers served annually

  • 46

    Years serving the community

  • 101

    Landfill gas wells to help control odor

Republic Services Landfill Management

Responsible landfill management involves the proper handling of landfill gas and liquids, which are byproducts of the decomposition of waste. It also requires science, engineering and technology to manage an evolving waste stream in a manner that is protective of the air, land and water upon which our communities depend.

Landfills are an essential part of the infrastructure necessary for a community to function, and their role is increasingly vital as our population grows and the number of active, permitted landfills declines.

As an industry leader that owns and operates over 300 active and closed landfills nationwide, Republic understands that society expects landfills to be more environmentally responsible today than ever before, and we set the standard for quality landfill management. This, of course, involves the proper handling of a dynamic and evolving waste stream. It also increasingly demands greater expertise, more sophisticated capabilities and considerable resources.

At Republic, we have assembled a highly talented engineering and environmental management team comprised of more than 200 scientists, engineers and technicians. This cadre of experienced professionals uses science and data as the basis for decision making at each of our landfills.

We believe that we are guardians of our environment and have a responsibility to regenerate our planet with the materials we are entrusted to handle every day. That is why we leverage the power of science, advanced technologies and innovation to customize site management plans at each landfill we operate, including the development and operational oversight of landfill gas-to-energy projects.