William Charles, Ltd Service Services Provided

The Client
William Charles, Ltd

The Issue
William Charles owns a number of waste disposal companies and landfills. Rochelle Waste Disposal, a William Charles company, operates the City owned Rochelle Landfill in Rochelle, Illinois. RWD sought to expand the permitted capacity of the landfill under the cumbersome and contentious Illinois landfill siting process.

The Actions
Neil Palmer & Associates prepared and implemented a regulatory approval plan including comprehensive community education program, media information program and government affairs program. NPA helped train expert witnesses for media events and designed a series of informational advertisements to help shape local opinion.

The Results
The expansion application was initially rejected by the local governing body even though local opinion polls indicated a shift toward support of expansion after the education program. The Landfill expansion was ultimately approved two years later.

Neil Palmer & Associates has also assisted other William Charles waste disposal companies with siting, permitting and public affairs issues.