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3/14/17
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Lauer
CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss

Public Hearing to Discuss Suburban Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit

Information Session and Hearing Scheduled Tuesday, March 28

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 28, 2017, to discuss a draft permit-to-install that would allow Suburban Landfill an 80-acre lateral and vertical expansion bringing the landfill’s total footprint to 178 acres. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing and will take place at Glenford Elementary School, 128 High St.

Waste Management owns the municipal solid waste landfill located at 3415 Twp. Road 447 in Perry County and is the applicant for the expansion. The company proposes to maintain 5,000 tons as the daily maximum amount of waste the facility can receive; however, the landfill’s average amount of waste received daily is 1,500 tons. At the 5,000-ton rate, the landfill would reach capacity in 17.7 years. At the 1,500-ton rate, the landfill’s life expectancy is about 59 years.

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 values public input. Anyone may submit comments and/or request to be on a mailing list to receive notice regarding further action on the proposed permit-to-install application and draft permit by writing to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, or by email to dmwmcomments@epa.ohio.gov. The public comment period will end April 3, 2017. Following consideration of public comments, Ohio EPA will decide on the application.

Materials related to this expansion request are available for review at the Ohio EPA Southeast District Office, 2195 E. Front St., Logan by calling (740) 385-8501 to make an appointment.

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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.

 
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