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MEDIA CONTACT: Dina Pierce
CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss
Public Meeting to Discuss Pike Sanitation Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Information Session Scheduled March 15
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, to discuss a proposed expansion of the Pike Sanitation Landfill that, if approved, would increase the landfill’s size by one acre. The information session will be at the Piketon High School cafeteria, 1414 Piketon Road.
Rumpke Waste, Inc., owns the municipal solid waste landfill located at 11775 State Route 220 East, Waverly, and is the applicant for the expansion. A portion of the landfill was redesigned for a now discontinued scrap tire disposal cell. The expansion’s purpose is to recapture a portion of the landfill’s original footprint and place a liner over the scrap tire cell to use the space for municipal solid waste.
Currently, the landfill receives approximately 1,500 tons of waste per day. If the expansion is approved, the landfill would have a 42-year capacity at current disposal rates. The permit also would authorize the facility to accept up to 4,000 tons of waste a day.
During the information session, Ohio EPA staff will explain the permitting process and provide an overview of the permit application. The Agency will respond to questions about the proposed expansion.
Ohio EPA values public input. Anyone may submit comments and/or request to be on a mailing list to receive notice regarding further action on the expansion application by writing to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be another public meeting and opportunity for public comments if a draft permit is issued for the expansion.
Materials related to this expansion request are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office, 2195 Front St., Logan, by calling (740) 385-8501 to make an appointment.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.