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Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Williams County Landfill Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, to accept comments on a proposed vertical expansion of the Williams County Landfill near Bryan. The meeting will take place at the Bryan Middle School Commons, 1301 Center St.
The draft permit-to-install would allow the landfill to increase capacity by 2.5 million cubic yards. If approved, the landfill would add capacity by eliminating built-in waste berms and replacing them with tack-on berms on the side slopes. The expansion would not increase the landfill’s footprint.
The vertical expansion would bring total capacity at the landfill to 28.8 million cubic yards and expand the life of the landfill to approximately 137.7 years based on 2011 waste receipts, or 20.4 years if the landfill accepts the maximum amount of waste allowed in its permit.
The landfill is located at 11909 County Road G and operated by Republic Services Inc.
During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present details about the proposed project. During the hearing, which follows the information session, the public can submit comments and questions for the record regarding the draft permit.
Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the draft permit through April 5, 2013. Anyone may submit written comments or request to be on a mailing list for information by writing to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, Processing and Records Management Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049. The draft permit and related materials are available for review online and at the Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 by first calling (419) 352-8461.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.