Rostraver trash hauler, landfill fined $25,000 by state
April 29 – The state fined a rust raver landfill operator and a sister company that collects garbage of $ 25,000.
In 2019, according to a consent form, the companies used two garbage trucks for about six months to move and dispose of municipal waste at the company’s landfill without proper state stickers.
The consent ordinances were signed Wednesday by the State Department of Environment in Pittsburgh with Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill LLC and County Hauling LLC.
They are also instructing the Rostraver companies to provide $ 25,000 worth of garbage collection and transportation services for community cleanups over a five-year period.
The companies were fined for violating the state waste transport law from December 31, 2018 to July 2019, in accordance with the consent decree.
The violations came when County Hauling rented two trucks to supplement its fleet of 150+ garbage trucks, said Ro Rozier, a company spokeswoman. The fact that the trucks did not have proper stickers was “an administrative control” and “had no environmental impact,” said Rozier.
While the total fine was $ 40,000 for using unauthorized garbage trucks, the state accepted the company’s proposal to provide free community cleanup services instead of an additional $ 15,000 fine. The informed consent states that the company has offered to add $ 10,000 to the value of its nonprofit projects.
“This is an example of the company’s continued commitment to improving the environment,” said Rozier.
The landfill and waste transport companies are expected to provide services for remediation projects identified by DEP or referred to DEP.
This corresponds to the transport and disposal of 250 tons of waste – or 25 roll-off containers, each of which can contain 30 cubic meters of waste.
The deadline for completing the charitable projects can be extended by five years if there are not enough projects to reach the value of $ 25,000.
Joe Napsha is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, [email protected], or on Twitter.