Monday, September 16, 2019

DEP Hosts Oct. 16 Hearing On Tri-County Landfill Application To Re-Open A Closed Municipal Landfill In Mercer County

On September 16, Department of Environmental Protection will host a public hearing on October 16 to take public comments on a permit application from Tri-County Landfill, Inc. to re-open the existing closed municipal waste landfill in Liberty and Pine townships, Mercer County.
The hearing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Grove City High School, 511 Highland Avenue in Grove City.
The application [ID No.101678] seeks approval to develop and operate new waste disposal areas within the previous 99-acre permit boundary of which approximately 44.5 acres were used as disposal area. 
The waste in old unlined disposal areas (approximately 1,551,000 cubic yards) would be excavated and relocated onto newly lined disposal cells. The landfill would operate 24 hours a day, six days a week (Monday to Saturday). 
It is proposed to conduct landfill operations in such a manner that putrescible waste will only be disposed of during nighttime hours. This nighttime operation is being proposed to address the potential concern of the landfill creating a bird hazard to aircraft using the nearby Grove City Airport.
The landfill application proposes to operate with the same average daily volume and maximum daily volume of 4,000 tons/day of waste received, and a total proposed capacity of 10,289,100 cubic yards or approximately 7,565,515 tons. 
DEP requests that individuals wishing to testify at the hearing submit a written notice at the address below or email their intent to Tom Decker at  This notice should include the person's name, address, telephone number and a brief description as to the nature of the testimony. 
Individuals who submit notice of their intent to testify will be given priority on the agenda. If time permits, DEP will allow individuals who have not submitted a notice of their intent to testify to present their comments. 
The public may also submit written comments. The written notice and comments of any length should be sent to Tom Decker, Community Relations Specialist, Department of Environmental Protection, Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335. If choosing to email, please submit your notice to:
Following the public hearing, a comment response document will be prepared and made available to the public.
For more information, contact Tom Decker, DEP Northwest Regional Office, at 814-573-3709 or send email to:

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