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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) renewed the operating permit for Keystone Sanitary Landfill in the boroughs of Dunmore and Throop, Lackawanna County, for another ten years.

The permit allows the landfill to continue operating as a municipal waste landfill at its existing facility until 2025.

The permit renewal is not associated with Keystone’s pending application before the department to expand its existing facility.

The department last renewed Keystone’s operating permit in March of 2005. That permit expired on April 6, 2015. Under Keystone’s renewal, no adjustments were made to existing permit limits.

“The permit application was thoroughly reviewed by our waste management staff and considered to be in compliance with all existing regulations and conditions,” said Mike Bedrin, director of DEP’s Northeast Regional Office.

Bedrin added that DEP is reviewing a separate permit application to expand the Keystone Landfill. “The department held a public meeting on February 25 to discuss the expansion application. Given the level of interest, we’re in the process of making arrangements for a second public meeting and additional opportunity for public participation.”

A separate announcement will be made once those details are finalized. In the meantime, the public may continue to submit comments to the department about Keystone’s permit expansion application by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News