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Public Hearing to Discuss Pike Sanitation Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Information Session and Hearing Scheduled Sept. 9
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft solid waste permit for Rumpke Waste, Inc., that if approved and issued as final, would allow a vertical and lateral expansion of the Pike Sanitation Landfill in Waverly.
An information session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Piketon High School cafeteria, 1414 Piketon Road, immediately followed by a hearing to accept public comments on the draft permit.
Rumpke Waste, Inc., owns the municipal solid waste landfill located at 11775 State Route 220 East, Waverly, and is the applicant for the expansion. If approved as final, the permit would allow the landfill to expand vertically and laterally. A portion of the landfill was redesigned for a now discontinued scrap tire disposal cell. The expansion’s purpose is to recapture a portion of the landfill’s original footprint and place a liner over the scrap tire cell to use the space for municipal solid waste.
Currently, the landfill receives a daily average of 1,500 tons of waste. At the current rate, the landfill’s life expectancy is approximately 42 years. Rumpke Waste, Inc., proposes to increase the daily maximum amount of waste the facility would be authorized to receive to 4,000 tons.
During the information session, Ohio EPA staff will explain the permitting process and provide an overview of the permit application. The Agency will respond to questions about the proposed lateral and vertical expansion. The public hearing will follow to collect verbal and written testimony from citizens.
Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the proposed permit-to-install application through Sept. 16. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. To comment or receive information on the application, write to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, ATTN: Brian Dearth, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials related to this expansion request are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office, 2195 Front St., Logan, by calling (740) 385-8501 to make an appointment.
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.