With the ever-increasing government regulations, utilities and municipalities are faced with the endless task of keeping up. The Utility Waste Landfill at the Labadie Energy Center will provide Ameren with safe and environmentally friendly storage for their waste for years to come. We used various means of value engineering on this project to offer our client the best possible solution. From the acquisition of an adjacent property to import the needed fill from, to dredging over 100,000 cubic yards of sand from the nearby Missouri River, we were able to meet the tight schedule and keep the local roads clean and safe. This project included the import and placement of over 1 million cubic yards of material, the installation of over 30 acres of an HDPE liner, and 500,000 square feet of fabric formed concrete to protect the slopes. It also involved the construction of a wet well, a precast bridge was erected over the plant’s entrance road, as well as the installation of a water evaporation system.