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Ohio City Council Opposes Local Landfill Expansion

At the Fostoria City Council meeting in Ohio earlier this week, the council voted to officially declare its opposition to a local landfill expansion permit.

July 20, 2023

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At the Fostoria City Council meeting in Ohio earlier this week, the council voted to officially declare its opposition to a local landfill expansion permit.

The Sunny Farms Landfill expansion will not be happening, despite efforts from the landfill to persuade members to table the resolution.

“I just wanted to first, again extend the invitation to all of you that haven’t been to the landfill and even those of you that have been, there’s been a lot of changes and we’re on schedule with everything that we promised the community back in 2019,” said Ben Nutter, community engagement manager for WIN Waste Innovations. “Since purchasing Sunny Farms, WIN Waste has turned Sunny Farms Landfill into one of the most technologically sophisticated landfills in the United States.”

Nutter has urged council members to come out to the landfill to take a tour to see the added advancements and table the resolution. However, the resolution declared its opposition to the landfill due to noncompliance with EPA regulations and current consent orders and agreements.

“Not only have we fulfilled the promises we agreed to under the consent order we inherited when we purchased the landfill, we continue to make improvements that are making Sunny Farms an environmentally advanced landfill that the community and state can feel good about,” he added. “Not only has the EPA not had to take any enforcement actions, the agency has stated that WIN Waste is in compliance with all applicable regulations.”

Nutter has expressed his team’s commitment to protect the environment every day and mentioned that, by the end of August, they will be outside the consent order that required them to fulfill certain criteria.

“I would ask the council to consider tabling this until after August, and if we’re not where we said we would be, do whatever you gotta do. But we know that we’re doing the right thing," he said.

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