When a landfill is operated and maintained properly, it should not release noxious odors past its facility borders at a strength and frequency strong enough to interfere with the use and enjoyment of surrounding property. A landfill need not cause annoyance, inconvenience and discomfort. Many people assume that just because someone lives near a landfill that they have no right to complain about odors. That is not true. Often, your home is your greatest investment and your property rights are just as important as the landfill’s.
As a former landfill inspector, Zakariah Johnson understands how a landfill should operate, what gasses cause odors or physical symptoms and what minimum detection levels a landfill should use. Zakariah Johnson has successfully represented communities across the country where individuals have lost the use and enjoyment of their homes due to negligently operated and maintained landfills off-gassing noxious odors.