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Public Meeting to Discuss Rumpke Landfill’s Proposed Expansion

Information Session Scheduled for Oct. 11

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2018, to discuss a proposed expansion of Rumpke Waste & Recycling’s Hughes Road Landfill that, if approved, would bring the landfill’s footprint to 939 acres. The information session will be at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Colerain Township.

Rumpke owns the municipal solid waste landfill located at 10795 Hughes Road, Cincinnati, and is the applicant for the expansion. The proposed expansion includes both a lateral and vertical expansion. The proposal would expand the landfill to the east, adding approximately 105 million cubic yards of space.

Currently, the landfill receives approximately 10,000 tons of waste per day. If approved, the expansion would add 25 years of capacity to the landfill, depending on the amount of waste received, increasing the overall lifespan to about 30 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 expansion.

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 expansion application by writing to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, or by email to epa.dmwmcomments@epa.ohio.gov.

The expansion application is available online. If a draft expansion permit is issued, there will be additional opportunity for public comments.

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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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