PA DEP Approves IESI Bethlehem Landfill’s Southeastern Realignment Permit
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has approved IESI Bethlehem Landfill’s permit for a Southeastern Realignment, which will expand the existing disposal area by 6 acres and extend the life of the facility by five years.
“We’re extremely pleased with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to approve the expansion. Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure we presented a plan that’s in compliance with regulations and mindful of our neighbors in Lower Saucon Township,” said Donald Hallock, District General Manager, Waste Connections Inc. “We look forward to moving ahead with the project, and continuing to be being a proud, contributing member of the Lower Saucon Township community.
The project includes 6 acres of newly lined disposal area within the southeast section of the landfill, and 23 acres of slope cap in the existing 201-acre permit area. In addition to new liners, a mechanically stabilized earth wall similar to one found at the northern edge of the property will be installed, facing out toward Applebutter Road.
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About Bethlehem Landfill
Bethlehem Landfill, located at 2335 Applebutter Road in Lower Saucon Township, is part of Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the United States and Canada. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, the company is also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections, Inc. serves more than 6 million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers from a network of operations in 39 states, the District of Columbia and six provinces. The company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest