DEP approves Bedford landfill environmental
The Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) has approved the first phase in its evaluation of the proposed
Sandy Run Landfill expansion in Broad Top Township, Bedford County,
By approving the environmental assessment, DEP now moves to the
technical review phase in its evaluation of the project that
would expand the landfill by 22.3 acres and extend its life expectancy
by nearly 10 years.
“A thorough assessment did not identify any significant environmental
or quality of life impacts associated with the proposed expansion,”
said DEP South-central regional director Rachel Diamond. “The
waste management program will now proceed with a technical review
of the project’s design.”
Sandy Run Landfill is currently in compliance with the terms
of its operating permit and has a permitted average daily waste
volume of 750 tons and a maximum daily volume of 900 tons. The
company also is proposing to install leachate recirculation and
active gas extraction systems to better manage the byproducts
of its waste disposal operation.
DEP regional staff held a public meeting and hearing on the proposed
expansion last June.