A Steubenville, Ohio, landfill agreed to temporarily close its operations during a court hearing on Aug. 10, according to local reports. C&D Disposal Technologies agreed to the closing during a court hearing in Jefferson County with the owner, Joe Scugoza.
According to the reports, Jefferson County Assistant Prosecutor, Emanuela Agresta, said signs will be posted at the entrance of the landfill declaring its closure. The landfill will still be allowed to accept masonry that can be used within 24 hours as well as metals.
The facility is accused of illegally dumping solid waste which has caused odor and leachate problems. Scugoza has agreed to work to eliminate the nuisances, say reports.
The agreement is for 90 days and according to reports, there has not been a date set for a subsequent hearing. Sale of the facility to Delaware-based United Waste is pending and expected to take place within 60 days.