Trash trucks using two south central Pennsylvania
landfills failed inspection
Harrisburg, PA— As part
of an ongoing statewide effort to ensure trash haulers comply
with environmental and safety laws, inspectors for the Department
of Environmental Protection found 14 violations among 442 trucks
using two landfills in south central Pennsylvania.
The inspections took place November
8 and 9th, at Modern Landfill in Windsor and Lower Windsor townships,
York County and Cumberland County Landfill in Hopewell and North
Newton townships, Cumberland County. All of the violations were
against the haulers, not the landfills.
DEP conducts random, unannounced
trash truck inspections to ensure compliance with state law. Trash
haulers must get authorization from DEP to haul trash in Pennsylvania.
DEP inspectors look at compliance history and if outstanding violations
exist or there is an inability to comply with Waste Transportation
Safety Act (Act 90) regulations, the state can revoke authorization.
In addition to checking Act 90
authorization, DEP inspectors look for sign violations, drivers
not properly managing waste during transportation, fire extinguisher
violations, leaking loads, improper covers over the waste, overweight
or overloaded trucks, and record-keeping violations.
The latest round of summary citations
included problems with signs, leaking loads, waste containment
and overweight loads. Pennsylvania State Police and DEP aided