Urgent help is needed! Now is a critical time to join local dump activists and engage in stopping the Juniper Ridge Landfill Expansion!
On July 31, 2015, Casella Waste Management/ NEWSME (NEWSME is their latest incarnation...) received word from DEP that their expansion application was complete for processing...
Juniper Ridge Landfill (JRL) is located in Old Town/ Alton, alongside I-95. Proponents of an east-west corridor have long stated that the corridor would connect to I-95.
After a meeting of locals last night, I learned that JRL has been "buying up properties" in the vicinity of the highway; and that a handful of Alton locals have suddenly been pressing for a new northbound "on ramp" and an exit coming south on I-95 (these currently don't exist for this small town); I also learned from a former Casella employee that Casella is experiencing financial difficulties and that a "real hush sale" is being planned.... to whom, we don't know.
Casella waste management is proposing an expansion to the existing state-owned landfill totaling 74 acres, which would include 54 acres for waste expansion, filling in 2.04 acres of wetland to expand, and an additional 20 acres to accommodate a new industrial methane facility.