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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. has received a permit from the State of Maine to accept in-state municipal solid waste (MSW) directly at the state-owned, company operated Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town, Maine.

The company said the Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit allowing the company to dispose of 81,800 tons per year of MSW originating from Maine at the facility through March 31, 2016. The permit was effective February 27, 2014.

The company is currently accepting MSW at Juniper Ridge under the conditions of the permit and it has filed an appeal of those conditions with the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, saying the permit provides for a smaller annual disposal limit than requested, as well as a shorter permit term than requested.

The company operates the state-owned Juniper Ridge landfill under a 30 year operating and services agreement executed on February 5, 2004.

Published in the May 2014 Edition of American Recycler News