Republic Services’ landfill receives operating license
The Stark County Health Department voted and approved a 2007 license for Republic Service Inc.’s Countywide landfill in East Sparta, Ohio. Many of the problems at Countywide will be corrected under a negotiated agreement with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Republic Services previously signed an agreement with the EPA to eliminate odors and to douse underground fires.
The plan for doing so had to be submitted to the EPA by May 29. The company also agreed to pay a $1 million fine and must determine the integrity of the landfill’s synthetic liner and its gas-extraction wells.