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Free landfill use in Antrim Township

March 01, 1997

By LISA GRAYBEAL

Staff Writer, Waynesboro

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Antrim Township, Pa., residents can dump their trash for free at the Upton landfill starting today.

Township residents can dump up to four 30-gallon bags of trash every week at the landfill on 9760 Letzburg Road, said Teresa Schnoor, township administrator.

The landfill is permitted to accept up to 1,850 tons of trash a day. The trash is accepted from 7 to 11 a.m.

"As a host municipality, they (township supervisors) felt that was something due the residents," Schnoor said.

Greencastle Borough residents also will be able to take advantage of the free disposal beginning in June, Schnoor said.

Antrim Township residents have to obtain identification cards, available at the landfill or by mail, and will be required to show them starting in April, Schnoor said.

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Greencastle residents will be issued different identification cards when the time comes.

The free trash disposal perk was part of a controversial agreement last year between Mountain View Reclamation and Antrim Township when supervisors approved the 72-acre expansion on the eastern side of the landfill.

"It's a good deal as far as deals go," said Township Supervisor B.J. Roberts Jr. "I'd rather not have any landfill, but it's there and it meets the federal and state regulations. We really didn't have a lot of choice."

Roberts recently completed a 40-hour course in Harrisburg, Pa., that certifies him as the municipal landfill inspector.

"I can go out there any time and see what they're doing," Roberts said. "I'll be inspecting it daily through the expansion."

Roberts spends 40 hours a month inspecting the existing landfill.

The expansion is under way as workers put down a clay base to level the site, Roberts said.

The extra space is expected to last about 10 years.

The entire expansion sits in Antrim Township. Most of the existing landfill is in Montgomery Township.

Antrim Township residents can get their trash disposal identification cards by calling the landfill at 1-717-597-5666.

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