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Ohio EPA Renews Sunny Farms Landfill Air Permit-to-Operate; Issues Permit for Wetland Impacts

Ohio EPA today approved a renewal of the air pollution control operating permit and issued an isolated wetlands permit for Sunny Farms Landfill, 12500 West County Road 18, Fostoria. 


Air Pollution Control Permit


The renewed air pollution control operating permit outlines all applicable air pollution requirements and addresses activities and areas that could potentially generate emissions. This includes landfill operations and surrounding facilities and areas. The updated permit also requires the installation of sulfur controls (previously required by Ohio EPA enforcement).  


The renewed permit is valid for five years. It is not related to the landfill’s proposed expansion. The final permit is available here. 

Isolated Wetland Permit

The isolated wetland permit allows the company to develop 1.13 acres of forested isolated wetlands. The wetlands have no known connection to rivers and streams and are surrounded by dry land. 


No public comments were received during the comment period held Aug. 17-Sept. 6, 2022. The final permit is available here


The isolated wetlands permit is just one of multiple permits required for the proposed landfill expansion. Sunny Farms has also submitted a solid waste permit application. That application is being evaluated and will include an opportunity for public comment. 


Issuance of final permits may be appealed to the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC). Appeals generally must be filed within 30 days of the final action. Anyone considering filing an appeal should contact ERAC at (614) 466-8950 for more information.



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.