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Bill Would Give Ohio EPA More Power to Regulate C&D Landfills

The bill gives the Ohio EPA regulatory authority over debris recycling and processing facilities.

An Ohio state senate bill on Gov. John Kasich’s desk would give the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency more power in how C&D landfills in the state are regulated.

The bill gives the Ohio EPA regulatory authority over debris recycling and processing facilities.

Cleveland.com has the details:

This comes about a month after the Ohio EPA announced it would spend $6 million to remove construction debris from Arco Recycling, a 6-acre illegal dump in East Cleveland.

Arco obtained the plot of land off of Noble Road in 2015 and began piling construction debris, intending to recycle it. However, the waste kept piling up, and only the minimum was recycled, the Ohio EPA said in June.

"The Arco site is the poster child for why we wanted this provision," Griesmer said. She also called Arco a "bad actor" and said the regulations are supported by the construction and demolition debris (C&DD) industry.

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