Cleanup on Stimmel Road: A Public-Private Partnership

Ohio EPA appreciates your interest in covering the cleanup of the Stimmel Road property in Columbus. We are gratified with the public-private partnership we have been able to build to take action to clean up the county's largest illegal dump. To facilitate your reporting, we have created this online media kit. If you need more information or would like to schedule an interview to speak with a staff member about the project, please contact Erin Strouse by email or phone at (614) 644-2160.

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Cleanup on Stimmel Road
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  Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally talks about the public-private partnership that is cleaning up the Stimmel Rd. property.
  Franklin County Health Commissioner Susan Tilgner (L), State Rep. Mike Stinziano and State  Rep. Cheryl Grossman flank Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally as he speaks during a March 14 event.
  State Rep. Cheryl Grossman speaks on March 14 as Franklin County Health Commissioner Susan Tilgner (L), State Rep. Mike Stinziano and Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally look on.
  Private partners contributed greatly to properly removing, transporting and disposing of waste illegally dumped on Stimmel Road.

Central Ohio Contractors Inc. removes waste from a steaming pile of illegally disposed C&DD.


Approximately 12,600 tons of C&DD will be removed from the illegal dump and properly disposed of at Frank Road Recycling Solutions, a C&DD landfill. The remaining 1,400 tons of solid waste will be taken to SWACO’s Franklin County Sanitary Landfill.

Aerial view of Stimmel Rd. property. The Stimmel Rd. site covers more than an acre of land.

Approximately 14,000 tons of construction and demolition debris and solid waste
Waste openly dumped from September 2009 through November 2011
Mountain of waste stretches 20 feet high
An estimated 700 truckloads will remove the waste for proper disposal within the month
Cleanup at the site was complete on March 22, 2013, and on March 29, the truck to the left spread asphalt millings to use as a base over the areas where the waste was removed. More than 10,971 tons of construction and demolition debris were removed, plus approximately 105 tons of solid waste and a ton of scrap tires, for a total of approximately 11,077 tons of waste removed from the former illegal dump site.


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