BETHLEHEM — While the Casella Waste Systems landfill remains a point of contention in town, with the majority of voters wanting it to close, one new proposal at the facility is generating far less controversy — a plant that would convert landfill methane, a big greenhouse gas contributor, to a clean and renewable form of natural gas.
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BETHLEHEM - Noise, odors, contaminants in test wells and insufficient landfill cover - those were some of the reasons cited by most of those who spoke at a public hearing Tuesday when they asked the state to deny another proposed expansion of the landfill.
According to a committee established by the New Hampshire Legislature to study recycling streams and solid waste management, the Granite State lacks a strong solid waste management plan and is facing a landfill capacity shortfall that is compounded by a large percentage of imported out-of-state waste.
Garbage. Trash. Waste. Rubbish. For many, these words trigger images of cans and baskets lined with oversized plastic bags filled to the brim with – as Templeton the Rat from Charlotte’s Web would say – a veritable smorgasbord of who-knows-what. The “stuff” that comprises trash is easy to forget because it is no longer wanted or needed, but have you ever truly thought about what’s inside those garbage bags?
COVENTRY — Environmentalists on both sides of the border are pleased with this week’s deal over the Casella landfill in Coventry.
COVENTRY - The owner of the landfill in Coventry and an Orleans County environmental group announced an agreement Thursday that will end an appeal of permits for expansion in exchange for more protections for neighbors and Lake Memphremagog.
Bethlehem: One final vote on the landfill? Really?
Troubled By John Casella’s Landfill ‘Facts’