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To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946


Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Proposed Mahoning County Landfill Expansion

A draft permit to expand the Mahoning Landfill, will be the focus of a May 7, 2015, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Township Administration Building, 3475 East South Range Road, New Springfield.

The meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and submit comments concerning a draft permit Ohio EPA has issued to Mahoning Landfill Inc., for a vertical and lateral expansion of its solid waste landfill located at 3510 Garfield Road, New Springfield.

If issued final, the permit would allow the facility to increase the waste disposal area by 51.6 acres to a total of 109.6 acres and capacity from 14.33 million cubic yards to 24.11 million cubic yards. The maximum amount of waste the landfill would be allowed to receive would increase from 2,500 to 4,000 tons per day.

Comments concerning the draft permit may be presented at the hearing or submitted in writing to Ohio EPA, DMWM-PRMU, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Comments also may be emailed to The public comment period ends May 15, 2015.

The draft permit and related materials are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office in Twinsburg by first calling (330) 963-1200. The draft permit also is available online at


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. Since then, 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.