Public invited to a hearing for a proposed solid waste construction permit for Fred Weber Sanitary Landfill in St. Louis County

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-401 For Immediate Release: Oct. 27, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on the draft solid waste disposal area construction permit for Fred Weber Inc. The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12, at the Maryland Heights Centre, 2344 McKelvey Rd. in Maryland Heights.

The Fred Weber Sanitary Landfill has applied for a permit to construct a horizontal expansion of its existing facility in St. Louis County. The site is located ½ mile south of Interstate 70 and east of the Earth City Expressway in the Village of Champ. The facility consists of 524 acres of which the landfill disposal area is approximately 254 acres. Fred Weber will use the proposed facility for the disposal of municipal solid waste, nonhazardous household, commercial, agricultural, governmental, industrial, construction and demolition wastes.

Citizens may review a copy of the draft solid waste disposal area construction permit at the St. Louis County Library, Bridgeton Trails Branch, 3455 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton. A copy for review is also available upon request at the department's Solid Waste Management Program Record Center, 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City.

The department's Solid Waste Management Program reviews all applications submitted by cities, counties and private owners to ensure solid waste disposal areas are properly designed and constructed. Other technical factors that protect Missouri's environment also are examined.

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by writing to Darrell Hartley, Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, or by calling 573-751-5401 or 800-361-4827. Hearing-impaired individuals may contact the program through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966. If possible, please notify the department two weeks before the meeting.

Members of the public can comment on the draft permit and have their comments entered into the official record either in person at the hearing or by writing to the address listed above; written comments must be received no later than Nov. 25.

Questions and comments regarding the proposed sanitary landfill or the department's role in regulating solid waste landfills may be sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or phone Darrell Hartley at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-5401. For more information on solid waste issues, visit the department's website at dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp.

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