Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 7, 2014

1 Min Read
Casella Gains Maine Landfill Permit; Appeals Amount

Maine awarded a permit to Casella Waste Systems Inc. to accept in-state municipal solid waste (MSW) at the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town, Maine, but the company is appealing the disposal limit amount.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit to allow the Rutland, Vt.-based Casella Waste to dispose of 81,800 tons per year of MSW originating from Maine at the facility through March 31, 2016, according to a news release. The state owns the Juniper Ridge Landfill, and Casella Waste operates the facility.

Casella Waste said it has filed an appeal on the permit, which provides for a smaller annual disposal limit and a shorter permit term than it requested.

The 780-acre landfill also is permitted to take other waste streams originating in Maine, including construction and demolition (C&D) waste, ash from MSW waste incinerators and fossil-fuel boilers, front-end processed residuals, bypass MSW from waste-to-energy facilities, treatment plant sludge and biosolids, and other approved special wastes.

The landfill provides no annual tonnage limitations on any materials other than MSW.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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