Regional Landfill Capacity Study

About this study

In January 2024, MARC concluded a study, led by Burns & McDonnell, to forecast regional landfill capacity. The study is intended to inform solid waste planning, programming and permitting activities at the state, regional and local levels and to serve as a prelude to a future regional solid waste plan. 

This study is not an evaluation of any specific landfill expansion or proposed landfill. The scenarios within the study indicate the region has a range of 19 to 37 complete years of landfill capacity remaining. 

MARC and the Solid Waste Management District are non-regulatory entities and have no formal role in the development, siting or expansion of landfills or waste transfer stations. These sites are governed by state and local permitting and zoning processes overseen by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and individual city and county governments.

Public engagement

Learn more about the findings at the upcoming public engagement session.