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Board approves Waste Management borrow pit

by Sherry Hamilton

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Waste Management to establish and operate a borrow pit on 60 acres off Pampa Road, adjacent to the landfill at Glenns. The action was taken at the board’s Dec. 3 meeting in the colonial courthouse.

The action followed a vote of support for the permit by the Gloucester Planning Commission, which held its own public hearing on the matter on Nov. 7. 

The permit will enable the business to procure soil from the borrow pit and use it to cover the refuse that’s disposed of at the landfill, said Planning and Zoning Director Anne Ducey-Ortiz during her presentation. She said she expected the operation to have minimal negative effects on surrounding properties and that she had received no written objections to it, although one property owner at the planning commission meeting was concerned about stormwater runoff and others expressed concern about noise, hours of o...

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