approves waste volume increase for Cumberland County landfill
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection issued a permit to Community Refuse Services Inc.
for an increase in average and maximum daily volume at its Cumberland
County Landfill in Hopewell and North Newton townships.
The company’s application proposed a 1,000
ton increase in the average daily volume and an increase in the
maximum daily volume of 1,950 tons to 2,950 tons daily. Staff
approved the company’s harms/benefit analysis.
Included in the harms/benefit analysis were
air quality impact tests, extensive traffic analysis, penalties
for truck violations, a noise study, present value analysis,
a comparison of vibration analysis and a study of impact fees
given to nearby Newburg borough. The benefits include free waste
disposal services of up to five 30 gallon bags for North Newton
Township residents, free bulk waste cleanup days for the township
and unlimited waste disposal services for Newburg.