8/19/21
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Anthony Chenault
CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss

Public Hearing to Discuss the Central Waste Landfill Corrective Measures Plan

Information Session and Hearing Scheduled August 31

Ohio EPA will hold an in-person public meeting with a virtual option to discuss a potential corrective measures plan addressing impacts to ground water at the Central Waste Inc. Landfill, located at 12003 Oyster Road, Smith Township. 

An information session will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at the Ohio EPA Northeast District Office, 2110 East Aurora Road, Twinsburg, immediately followed by a hearing to accept public comments on the draft plan. Anyone planning to attend in-person should bring a photo ID and plan to wear a mask in the building. Those attending virtually must register in advance of the meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7507837445983304976.  

Participants who want handouts for the meeting should email Kristopher.weiss@epa.ohio.gov so electronic copies may be emailed on the day of the public meeting. Participants attending in person can give verbal or written comments on the record about the proposed plan. Those attending virtually may submit written comments (through the GoToWebinar application).

Central Waste Landfill is a 42-acre facility that is no longer accepting waste. The landfill is in the process of completing closure activities. If the plan is approved, ground water samples would be collected and analyzed as part of the corrective measures.

During the information session, Ohio EPA staff will discuss the corrective measures plan and respond to questions. The public hearing will follow to accept verbal and written testimony from citizens. 

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the proposed corrective measures plan through Sept. 7. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. To comment or receive information on the corrective measures plan, write to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, ATTN: Brian Dearth, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, or email epa.dmwmcomments@epa.ohio.gov.

Materials related to this plan are available for review online at Ohio EPA’s website.

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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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