In early 2021, ACUA began an Environmental Improvement Pilot Test (EIPT) to gauge the effectiveness of a new tool designed to minimize landfill odor. This permit allows a Neutralene vapor misting system to operate between 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day, on the current active landfill cell. Tall misters are powered by an electric compressor and disperse a mixture of water and Neutralene in the form of short, intermittent bursts.
Neutralene does not contain hazardous air pollutants or air toxics. It is a scentless substance used at other landfills, that does not mask odors, but absorbs and eliminates odor molecules. Ingredients found in Neutralene are also used in products such as Armor All Cleaner, Vicks VapoRub, and Air Wick Scented Candles.