New Jersey DEP finds truck hauler violations at landfill

During two inspections, New Jersey environmental officials found several operational and safety violations by truck haulers at the Grand Central Sanitary Landfill in Plainfield Township. The Jan. 10 and Jan. 19 inspections cited 16 trucks for violations including leaking loads, inadequate tarps, improper paperwork and lack of authorization stickers, according to an article in The Express-Times. “The department will not tolerate haulers who ignore environmental laws and traffic safety regulations,” the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Northeast Regional Director Michael Bedrin told the paper.