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EPA collecting comments on Kimble landfill expansion proposal

| February 2, 2024
The Ohio EPA provided this map of the Kimble Companies' proposed landfill expansion.

DOVER – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is collecting input from area residents about the Kimble Companies’ plan to expand its landfill on the west side of the city off state Route 39.

EPA officials hosted a public meeting at the Dover Library Wednesday to discuss Kimble’s petition. It proposes a 23.3-acre expansion that would increase the landfill’s size by 11 percent and its capacity by nearly 40 percent.

The permit, if approved, will allow Kimble Companies to expand the Kimble Sanitary Landfill both vertically and horizontally. Kimble Companies proposes, in this solid waste permit-to-install application, to increase the landfill’s permitted space from the current 47 million cubic yards to 65.8 million cubic yards.

If approved, this would allow the landfill to expand from 213.4 acres to 236.7 acres.

Written comments can also be submitted through Feb. 14 by email at epa.dmwmcomments@epa.ohio.gov or by mail to Ohio EPA DMWM, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049, attention Brian Dearth.

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