‘Objectionable odors:’ Mount Dora landfill faces $1K fine after complaints about stench

Inspectors say landfill sulphur could be smelled at Sullivan Ranch

State investigators said they smelled a "landfill sulphur odor" inside the Sullivan Ranch in Mount Dora. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – A Mount Dora landfill is facing a $1,000 fine after state officials said the plant emitted “objectionable odors” outside of the facility.

Complaints about a “permeating stench” in Mount Dora have prompted several meetings at the city hall as residents pursued solutions to the stinky situation.

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An investigation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Jan. 18 uncovered that Mid Florida Materials, a recycling and disposal facility in Mount Dora, was responsible for emissions of the stench, a report by the department shows.

In a letter to leadership at Hubbard Construction Company, which owns the facility, FDEP officials said that the department was assessing a penalty of $1,000 for failing to comply with state requirements on the issue.

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