Moretown Landfill To Close July 15
One of Vermont’s two landfills will close next week.
The Agency of Natural Resources says it has reached an agreement with the Moretown Landfill which requires it to stop accepting trash on Monday, July 15.
The landfill’s owners had challenged a state denial of their request to continue operating.
Agency Secretary Deb Markowitz says the agreement avoids a court battle, protects the environment, and addresses concerns of those who live near the landfill.
The agreement requires the operators to place a cap on the active part of the landfill to reduce ground and surface water pollution, and submit a plan to reduce odor from the site.
The landfill’s owners have indicated that they plan to apply for a permit to open a new section at the Moretown site.
The state says it will review that application when it's received.