Short Mountain Landfill



Short Mountain Landfill is the only permitted municipal landfill in Lane County. The landfill is located 5.5 miles south of Eugene on Interstate 5.

Short Mountain Landfill is closed to public access and open to authorized commercial account holders ONLY. For information about access, rates, asbestos disposal or any other issues pertaining to the landfill, please contact (541)682-4120.

Short Mountain has been in operation since 1976 and covers 103 acres and will cover 220 acres at full build-out. Short Mountain Landfill accepts approximately 275,000 tons of material per year. The landfill employs methane capture and manages adjacent wetlands in an effort to reduce impacts to wildlife and the natural environment.

Address
84777 Dillard Access Rd., Eugene, 97405

Contact Information

(541) 682-4120

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(*Early access granted by approval only)

Disposal of Asbestos at Short Mountain Landfill

Lane County accepts asbestos-containing building materials for disposal at Short Mountain Landfill (SML) by appointment ONLY. Loads must be properly prepared and labeled in accordance with federal law before they are delivered to SML.

Call (541) 726-3047 in advance of your delivery to make an appointment, receive disposal instructions, hours of operation and pricing.

Here are the steps you can take to prepare your load of asbestos-containing building materials for delivery to Short Mountain Landfill.

1. Use an accredited asbestos inspector to survey your project for materials that may contain asbestos.
2. Have any suspect materials tests by an analytical lab.
3. Fill out an LRAPA ASN-4 Asbestos Waste Shipment form or DEQ ASN 4 Waste Shipment Report form.


Leachate Management

Leachate Management
Leachate (liquid that percolates down through the waste mass) is captured, pumped and transported 5.5 miles to Glenwood Transfer Station. At that point, leachate is discharged into the sanitary sewer system where it goes to the City of Eugene's Wastewater Treatment facility.


Methane Recovery

Methane Capture
 Short Mountain Landfill employs aggressive methane capture and has a long-term partnership with Emerald People's Utility District to capture landfill gas to power turbine engines that create electricity that powers EPUD homes.

In 2018, approximately 4,663 metric tons of methane was captured, enough to power 1,200 homes for a year.

Wetland Mitigation

Quamash Prairie

Lane County Waste Management manages 86 acres of wetland mitigation at the 265-acre Quamash Prairie site located 5.5 miles south of the Eugene/Springfield metro area, adjacent to Short Mountain Landfill.

Quamash Prairie parcel was acquired in 2002 for mitigation. The site is in close proximity to 150 acres of mature Oregon ash (Fraxinus latifolia) & Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) bottomland forest that encompasses the Camas Swale.

The Quamash Prairie wetland mitigation site has been developed as an outdoor classroom, and provides education and service learning opportunities to students. The proximity of this outdoor classroom to the Short Mountain Landfill also allows students to learn about materials management and how waste is managed locally.