PADEP hosts public meeting on SE Realignment project
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Progressive Waste Solutions’ IESI Bethlehem Landfill met with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), Lower Saucon Township and neighbors Wednesday night to review the landfill’s Southeast Realignment project.
“We’re grateful for the opportunity to meet with local stakeholders, outline our plans and directly address any questions as part of this public process,” said Sam Donato, Bethlehem Landfill District Manager.
Bethlehem Landfill submitted a permit application with PADEP in late January, announcing intentions to realign approximately 29 acres of landfill-owned property at the southeast corner; the realignment will add an estimated five or six years of operational capacity to the Applebutter Road facility.
Wednesday’s meeting, hosted by DEP at the Se-Wy-Co Fire Company in Lower Saucon, brought together stakeholders to cover a variety of topics related to the project, including the permit review process, public participation and environmental assessment.
The Southeast Realignment project includes an approximately 6-acre lateral expansion and adding approximately 23 acres of “piggy-back” liner system.
“The Southeast Realignment means continued operations of our Applebutter Road facility, which in turn will result in continued benefits to Lower Saucon Township, residents and surrounding communities,” Donato said.
Bethlehem Landfill officials first introduced the project in July 2014.
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