Stony Hollow Landfill in Dayton is the subject of a class action lawsuit that claims the operation on South Gettysburg Avenue has been negligent in containing odors. SKY 7 STAFF

Lawsuit claims Dayton landfill negligent in containing odors

A Dayton landfill that has been the subject of more than 170 odor complaints from nearby communities is named in a class action lawsuit filed by a Moraine resident.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court claims Stony Hollow Landfill has been negligent in containing emissions from its site on South Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton. The suit filed by Carly Beck of Moraine seeks in excess of $5 million.

Stony Hollow “has failed to sufficiently collect, capture, and destroy landfill gas generated at its landfill to prevent fugitive emissions and to otherwise prevent odors from the landfill from invading the homes and property,” according to the lawsuit.

Stony Hollow’s operation this spring drew complaints from residents and officials from Jefferson Twp. and Moraine because of odors in those communities. Those complaints have continued and have grown to include Kettering and West Carrollton residents.

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