Coventry landfill seeks to expand

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A landfill in Coventry that takes the most waste in Vermont is seeking to expand. New England Waste Services of Vermont wants to expand from 240,000 tons to 420,000 tons a year.

The landfill is owned by the Rutland-based Casella Waste Systems. The landfill’s manager says the expansion won’t affect neighbors, although he says more trucks will be transporting waste.

The state’s second largest landfill, in Moretown, may cut back on how many tons of waste it can take. A state official says Casella wants the Coventry landfill to take up the slack. The expansion and added waste would give the landfill a lifespan of 15 to 23 more years

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