Landfill owner Casella and DUMP have reached a settlement agreement, which will require additional evaluation of odor control measures.
‘It’s a perfect time because obviously they’re trying to court people,’ said Jon Swan, founder of the New Hampshire–based group organizing the rally.
The approval will allow Casella Waste Systems to expand the current landfill in Coventry by an additional 51 acres.
Casella reps say that despite local opposition to the company’s proposed landfill expansion, there soon won’t be anywhere else to put Vermont’s trash.
The owner of Vermont’s only open landfill say a 51-acre expansion will extend its capacity. But opponents say it poses environmental and public health risks.
DUMP — Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity — has filed an appeal of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision to issue a final certificate approving a 51-acre expansion of the landfill.
Will the landfill expansion be another, even-more permanent “hole” — do we want to risk our future in this way?
The state Agency of Natural Resources announced Friday that it has approved a controversial 51 acre expansion of the Coventry landfill.
As local opposition grows against Coventry landfill expansion, the Agency of Natural Resources heard from residents of Vermont and Quebec.