High Winds Cause South Kent Waste & Recycling Center (Landfill) to close

November 27, 2019

11/27/19 12:20 pm – Due to high winds on the working face of South Kent Landfill, with sustained winds near 50 mph and measured gusts of 60 mph, we will be closing at 12:00 PM today, November 27, 2019.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.  Our normal hours will resume on Friday, November 29th, 2019.

11/26/19 3:51pm — Kent County Department of Public Works (KCDPW) is currently tracking an alert from the National Weather Service for a High Wind Watch for Wednesday, 11/27 from 7AM-7PM with sustained winds of 40MPH and gusts up to 60MPH. South Kent Landfill may be affected by this hazardous wind event and there is potential that landfill operations may close to reduce blowing debris from leaving the landfill site. Although, the working face of the landfill can stay open during a rain and snow events, KCDPW will not allow refuse disposal when high winds are present in the area due to blowing debris, as well as the safety of our workers and the waste haulers.

We will keep you updated here, as well as on our social media platforms, as to whether or not disposal operations will shut down and when they will resume. If you plan to head to the landfill, first, please check our South Kent Landfill webpage or our Kent County Department of Public Works Facebook page for any official closure announcements. Thank you for your understanding and patience as safety is our top priority.

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