Maine Landfill Expansion Takes Step Closer to Approval

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

February 1, 2012

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Maine Landfill Expansion Takes Step Closer to Approval

The expansion of a Maine landfill operated by Casella Waste Systems Inc. got a step closer to approval.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) determined there is a public benefit to a portion of an expansion to the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town proposed by the owner, the Maine State Planning Office, and Rutland, Vt.-based Casella, the DEP said in a news release.

The Maine DEP determined that the proposed 9.35 cubic-yard expansion would be in the public’s benefit because it meets the state’s long-term disposal capacity needs and is consistent with Maine’s waste management plan. The expansion would provide the state with disposal capacity for between eight to 11 years.

The partial approval of the public benefit determination was granted with the condition that third-party audits be conducted every two years.

The next step is for the owners to submit a technical application to the department’s Division of Solid Waste Management for the expansion.

Click here for the DEP’s full determination.


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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