HAFOD Environmental Group held a public meeting at Johnstown School last week, attended by more than 100 residents.
A spokesman for the group said: 'The four communities of Ruabon, Rhos and Johnstown, Esclusham and Erbistock have shown their determination to campaign against landfill proposals at Hafod Quarry.
'Instead of accepting the prospect of 30 years of 'rubbish', they have put forward an alternative plan for a nature reserve and country park with lakes, pleasant walks and an adventure playground.'
He added: 'Residents of the area have expressed their support and have already contributed more than £6,000 toward the cost of a planning consultant and are organising fundraising events.
'No longer are residents of this area prepared to accept the ravages of industry but intend to ensure that future generations benefit from a legacy of a healthy and pleasant environment.'
The group is looking for support in opposing the plan to vary the conditions at Hafod Quarry to allow the landfill which comes before Wrexham Council on Monday (March 8). Since planning permission was granted in 1995 regulations have been brought in to prevent landfill in the Dee Protection Zone.