Waste Management says project wouldn't expand Penn Township landfill
By Chris Foreman
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Waste Management is seeking a financing package from the state for improvements to several solid-waste facilities in Pennsylvania, but the plans don't include an expansion of Valley Landfill in Penn Township.
The Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority had scheduled a hearing in Harrisburg on Wednesday before the deadline for this edition related to the company's request for $200 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds for projects around the state, including one at Valley Landfill.
The authority falls under the auspices of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, or DCED.
Though the authority was involved in the hearing, any financing would be provided by other companies in the private sector, said Edward Jordan, a DCED spokesman.
“It's going to be no actual state funds,” Jordan said. “We're just the middle channel in this.”
The project description for Valley Landfill, which is along Pleasant Valley Road, mentions various site improvements but doesn't specify an expansion.
Erika Deyarmin, a public affairs coordinator for Waste Management, said the company is working on a financing plan that would provide $200 million over three years. She confirmed that an expansion of Valley Landfill is not among the scope of work scheduled for the Penn Township site.
“As part of this financing plan, WM intends to issue up to $100 million of tax-exempt bonds in Pennsylvania in 2013 to finance capital spending at landfill and recycling facilities,” she said in an email.
Penn Township manager Bruce Light said company officials have told him that any potential expansion plans at the site are about 25 years down the line.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Penn-Trafford rallies to support rival after crisis
- Trafford sewer work to begin by early fall
- ‘Huge shock’ from prevailing-wage cost for Penn-Trafford
- Penn-Trafford officials consider lobbying for restoration of PlanCon
- Franklin Regional tragedy prompts Penn-Trafford to review safety plans
- Penn Township picks Latrobe manager to replace Light