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Casella Waste Systems Could Reopen Hardwick, Mass. Landfill with Zoning Approval

Casella Waste Systems Inc. has told Hardwick, Massachusetts’s board of selectmen that it plans to reopen the Hardwick landfill by 2028, if the company secures needed permits and zoning approval.

July 21, 2023

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Casella Waste Systems Inc. has told Hardwick, Massachusetts’s board of selectmen that it plans to reopen the Hardwick landfill by 2028, if the company secures needed permits and zoning approval.

Brian G. Oliver, region vice president for Casella, told said to the board that Casella pictures a 38-acre footprint at its Patrill Hollow Road location. He anticipates about 50 trucks a day delivering waste to Hardwick landfill.

Oliver continued and mentioned that the business plan is for the site to accept, on average, 1,125 tons of waste per day. This would include household trash, municipal solid waste, and construction and demolition debris.

Hardwick would see revenue of about 2.1 million annually from the $6-per-ton tipping fee. Also, Casella would pay $500,000 per year to dispose of the liquid leaking out from the landfill at the Gilbertville municipal wastewater treatment plant.

Casella stopped operations at the Hardwick landfill in January 2007 following a vote from a town meeting that rejected a zoning amendment that Casella sought to continue operating. At the time, half of the residents attending the meeting voted yes on the zoning amendment, although a 2/3 vote was needed for it to take effect.

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