A recycling facility owner in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, is seeking to expand the permit for the 23.2-acre site, according to an article on the website MassLive.
The site is currently leased to Waste Management Inc., Houston. The application by JPZ Inc., calls for a “major modification” to the facility, according to the article.
Owner Jerry Gagliarducci discussed the application with the Wilbraham Selectmen during a recent meeting. The application calls for the acceptance of "mildly contaminated soils" and municipal solid waste.
Waste Management’s lease expired on July 31 and has reportedly already has ceased operations at the address.
The site currently accepts tires and construction and demolition (C&D) debris. The application seeks approval to use the existing, fully enclosed building "to receive, handle and load out MSW and mildly impacted soil."
The notification form with the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency says the proposal would divide the interior of the building into three segments using movable walls to separately manage the receipt of MSW, C&D debris and soil. Waste would be transported off-site by train.
Written comments can be sent to Solid Waste Management, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 436 Dwight St., Springfield, Massachusetts, 01103 until Jan. 26. The application may be viewed at the MassDEP office on Dwight Street or at the Wilbraham Board of Health office.