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Green Ridge files its NOI application to the DEQ

Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility has officially filed its Part A Notice of Intent (NOI) application to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Jay Smith, spokesman for Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility, confirmed the news to The Herald in a statement Monday, Jan. 27.

“Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility, LLC has filed its Notice of Intent and Part A submittal for its proposed solid waste management facility in Cumberland County,” Smith said.

Green Ridge announced earlier this month a new design for the landfill that has cut the facility’s proposed fill area in half. The design change from 473 acres to 240 acres of fill area serves to minimize impact to county residents and the environment.

“The revised design significantly reduces the footprint of the disposal area, thereby greatly reducing the number of homes that are within a half mile of the proposed disposal area,” Smith said. “The new design also eliminates any primary impact to wetlands in the area. We look forward to DEQ’s review of the NOI and Part A application so that this project can move forward and we can provide Cumberland County with the revenue they need to provide important county services to their residents.”

The landfill is expected to provide Cumberland County with between $1.3 million and $2.7 million annually, depending on the volume of garbage received.

Smith advised that the submission of Part A is only one step in the recycling and disposal facility’s establishment, and that a future Part B application will play a heavier role in the facility’s final design.

Green Ridge has updated its website following the submission, as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs) listed online about the landfill.