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Modified landfill CUP submitted

A modified conditional use permit (CUP) for the Lunenburg Landfill was recently submitted, confirmed by county officials during the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors during a meeting July 11.

Mary O’Brien with Meridian Waste, which owns Container First Services (CFS) and the landfill, also confirmed the application, which was submitted to the county June 28.

The amendments proposed in the landfill could increase its daily tonnage by 500 and allow for 11 additional years of capacity.

“The purpose of the amendment is to increase the daily tonnage allowance from 1,000 tons per day to 1,500 tons per day, to increase the height allowance from 584 feet above mean sea level to 790 feet above mean sea level (allowing for 11 additional years of capacity for the landfill), to require paving of the entrance drive 1,325 feet from Old Mansion Road within 180 days of CUP approval and replacement of the existing scale house building within 180 days of CUP approval,” O’Brien said.

The new CUP, according to a previous report, is not expected to affect the county’s current host agreement with the landfill.