For a number of month,s
staff has been working with Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
staff regarding the continued use of the old County landfill for
construction and demolition debris.
DEQ had previously raised a question about the County’s
plans to use an eight-acre section of the old landfill for this
In order to reach
consensus with the DEQ staff,
has agreed to begin
closure activities at the old landfill by June 2008.
The landfill had previously been scheduled to close in
2008; however, an updated DEQ risk assessment allows the County to
continue operations until 2012.
Under the agreement
reached with DEQ,
plans to continue to use the old landfill for construction and
demolition debris until 2008.
Revenue from this operation allows the County to generate
funds for the capital needs of the landfill, to achieve financial
reserve requirements and to offset certain costs at the Municipal
Solid Waste landfill that allow the County to provide a lower rate
for the convenience sites and to the Towns located within the
letter to DEQ is attached.