COLERAIN TWP — “Around two million tons of trash are brought into the Rumpke facility in Colerain Township every year.
However, that could eventually change after Wednesday’s ruling made by the Ohio Supreme Court. The Supreme Court stated that Rumpke is not a public utility and will have to abide by regular zoning laws in order to make its 206-acre expansion.
‘Oh this is great news,’ Development Director of Ohio Citizen Action Melissa English said. ‘By striking down Rumpke’s public utility claim, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld the will of Colerain Township.’
English said it is time to start looking to other ways to dispose of the trash.
‘The answer with what to do with our garbage is not to expand our landfill, but to recover our waste stream to 50 to 75 percent as other communities do,’ English said.
— Amy Wadas, WCPO