City of Columbia Missouri

P.O. BOX 6015


April 7, 2021

CONTACT: Matt Nestor
Public Information Specialist
City of Columbia

Solid Waste Utility to hold Interested Parties meeting for landfill fueling station expansion


The City of Columbia Utilities department is requesting public feedback regarding expansion of the fueling station at the Columbia Landfill. As part of the City's public involvement process for capital projects and because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Solid Waste Utility is holding an online interested parties (IP) meeting from Friday, April 9, 2021, through Friday, April 23, 2021, at

In August 2017, Solid Waste administrative and collections staff moved from the Grissum Building to the Administration and Collections Building at the Landfill. The move involved the relocation of 70 Solid Waste vehicles, of which 27 are Compressed Natural Gas vehicles and 43 are gasoline or diesel vehicles.

The existing landfill fuel station, which consists of one diesel fuel dispenser with two nozzles and one gasoline dispenser with one nozzle, is not adequate to fuel the landfill equipment plus the additional collection vehicles.

The proposed Landfill Fuel Station Improvement project will consist of:

  • Two additional diesel fuel dispensers with two nozzles each to allow four vehicles to fuel at the same time
  • Mechanical and electrical upgrades
  • Approximately 11,000 square feet of concrete pavement
  • An optional 32 foot by 71 foot metal canopy (with lights) over the fuel dispensers
  • Storm water inlet and piping
  • Upgrades to the existing control and fuel monitoring equipment

During the project design, it was determined that electrical upgrades were needed and that the existing fuel system control and monitoring equipment needed to be upgraded. In addition, it was determined that concrete pavement and a metal canopy were needed in order to provide a safe, all-weather fueling facility. 

Investment for this project is estimated at $400,000 and will be paid for by Solid Waste enterprise revenues.

The online comment period will run from April 9 to April 23. During this time, citizens may review preliminary plans, contact Utilities staff with questions and comments and complete the Interested Parties Comment Form. 

Utilities staff may be contacted via the Solid Waste Utility's number at 573.874.2489 or via email at The completed IP comment form may be submitted via email or mailed to the City of Columbia Solid Waste Utility Department, P.O. Box 6015, Columbia, Missouri 65205. Please include "Landfill fuel station expansion" in the subject line.

Project plans: Landfill fuel station improvement project

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