The Ohio EPA has ordered a Dayton landfill that has drawn odor complaints from several nearby communities and a lawsuit to make changes to contain the stench.

A letter by the state agency cites permit violations due to the odors at the Stony Hollow Landfill and orders the South Gettysburg Avenue facility take action by late December.

The site owned by Waste Management has been the source of a class-action lawsuit and hundreds of odor complaints the past several months from Jefferson Twp., Kettering, Moraine and West Carrollton over several months.

The city of Dayton has ordered the landfill to stop discharging waste into its sewer system and Montgomery County has been asked to halt sending solid waste there.

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