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Toledo Landfill Proposing Expansion
Ohio EPA Hosting Virtual Public Meeting on April 26
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021, to discuss a draft permit modification for the proposed expansion of Hoffman Road Landfill in Toledo.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with the Agency giving a short presentation about the permitting process and the draft permit, and answering questions from the public. A hearing will immediately follow during which the public may submit written comments on the record about the draft expansion permit. Citizens who want to participate must register in advance for the hearing.
The city of Toledo owns the municipal solid waste landfill located at 3962 Hoffman Road and is the applicant for the expansion. The proposed vertical expansion would add about 6.87 million cubic yards of space. If approved, it would add about 39 years of capacity to the landfill for a total of 83.5 years based on current average daily waste receipts of 611 tons per day.
Ohio EPA values public input. Anyone may submit comments and/or request to be on a mailing list to receive notice regarding further action on the expansion application by writing to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, attention Brian Dearth, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The public comment period ends on May 10.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.