State sets meeting for closure of Cornejo construction landfill

State officials plan to discuss the closure and corrective action plan for Cornejo & Sons’ construction and demolition landfill at 31st South and K-15 at a meeting Nov. 16.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Jardine Technology Magnet Middle School, 3550 Ross Parkway in Wichita.

The landfill hasn’t accepted any waste since the end of last year, and a report on its closure is expected to be submitted to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment soon.

Residents near the landfill have long complained about garbage blowing from the landfill into their neighborhood.

The landfill drew significant attention when The Eagle reported the company had piled waste about 60 feet above the permitted height and had been cited multiple times for contaminated water and burying unauthorized trash at the landfill, which is next to the Arkansas River.