Pennsylvania 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.