Ohio EPA Approves Mahoning Landfill Expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has approved a permit that will allow both lateral and vertical expansion of the Mahoning Landfill Inc., a municipal solid waste landfill located at 3510 Garfield Road, New Springfield.

The permit will allow the landfill to expand its disposal area by 51.6 acres, increasing landfill capacity to 24.11 million cubic yards. The maximum amount of waste the landfill can accept will increase from 2,500 to 4,000 tons per day.

The expansion request was presented and discussed in Springfield Township during an Ohio EPA public hearing held in May. From that session, Ohio EPA has generated a response to comments. That document and a copy of the final permit can be reviewed at the agency’s website.

In addition, the permit and related materials are available for review by appointment at Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office, 2110 E. Aurora Road, Twinsburg. For an appointment, call 330 963 1200.

Issuance of the landfill permit can be appealed to the Environmental Review Appeals Council. Appeals generally must be filed within 30 days of issuing a final action. Anyone filing an appeal should contact ERAC at 614 466 8950 for more information.

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