Problems with the state’s waste disposal systems

NH’s Business: Problems with the state’s solid waste disposal system



>> WELCOME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BUSINESS. I’M FRED KOCHER. NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS A SIDOL WASTE DISPOSAL PROBLEM AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS PUT TOGETHER A WORKING GUPRO TO DEAL WITH IT. SHOULD THE WASTE DISPOLSA SESIT BE EXPANDED, SHOULD THERE BE OPTIONS TO THAT? DAN ONE OF MY GUESTS SAYS THE STATE’S PLAN HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE 2003 AND THAT NOT ENOUGH STAFF TO DO THAT IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. HERE IS LOOK AT THE WTEAS DISPOSAL SITES. 350 CLOSED LOCAL SITES AND THE ACTIVE SITES, THREE COMMERCIAL AT BETHLEHEM, ROCHESTER, AND, NATIONAL, MOUNT WASHINGTON AND LEBANON AND THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE OFEW N LONDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE PUBLIC COMMITTOR CHAIR AND CHAIR WASHING GROUP. WELCOME. >> THANK YOU. >> MARK MORGAN, MANAGER OF SOLID WASTE FACILITYND AA MEMBER OF THE SOLID WASTE WORKING GROUP. WELCE,OM MARK. >> TNKHA YOU. >> AND JOE, WHO IS VICE-PRESIDENT OF CASSELLA WASTE SYMPTOMS IN RUTLAND VERMONT, PROVIDER OF SOLID WASTE FOR COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND MUNICIPAL CUSTOMERS IN THE NORTHEAST WITH MANY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WELCOME, JOE. >> THANK YOU. >> WE’LL FOCUS ON THE PROBLEM FACING THE STATE IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES, AND FOCUS ON THE SOLUTIONS IN THE 8:40 EDITION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BUSINESS. LET ME START WITH THE REPRESENTATIVE. YOU CHAIR THE SOLID WASTE WORKING GROUP, KAREN. WHAT ARE YOU LOONGKI AT SPECIFICALLY? >> THE SOLID WASTE WORKING GUPRO WAS CREATED, IT STEMMED FROM A STUDY COMMITTEE THAT I CHAIRED IN WHICH IT WAS REAYLL SHOWN VERY CLEARLY THAT THERE WERE MANY STAKE HOLDERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE D IN THE AT THAY STAY THIRE NEW DO MORE PLANNING TO WORK ON HOW WE WERE DEALINGIT WH OUR LISOD WASTE, SO, PRIMARILY, THE CHARGE OF THE SOLID WASTE WORKING GROUP, WHICH I AFFECTIONATELY CALL SWAG, IS TO LOOK AT WAYS TO ACTUALLY LIVE from ACTUALLY DIVE. A SOLID WASTE DIVERSION GOAL THAT WE JUST PUT INTO PLACE, 25% BY 2030, 45%YB 2050, AND REALLY,HE T FOCUS HERE IS NOT ON CONTINUING TO INCREEAS NDLA FILLING CAPACITY, THE REAL FOCUS IS TO FIGEURUT O WAYS FOR US TO LANDFILL LESS. IT’S THE WORST WAY FOR US TO HANDLE OUR WASTE, AND THAT’S REALLY WHAT WE’RE GOING TO BE ZEROING IN ON. WE HAVEN’T HAD A PLANIN SCE 2003 AND IT’S TIME WE DO. >> MORGAN, MANAGER OF CYIT OF LEBANON SOLID WASTE FACILITY. WHAT ISSUE IS FACING YROU FACITYLI? >> MY CONCERNS ARE SIMILAR. I COULDN’T AGREE MORE. LEBANON IS HAD A LIMITED SERVICE AREA,OS WE’RE A MUNICIPALITY OPERATED LANDFUL, NOT A MERCHANT FA CILITY, SO WE DON’T HAVE A CAPACITY ISSUE HERE, TBU THE REAL PROBLEM WITH LAND FILLS IS EVENTUILL FALLY THEY. SO EVEN IF WE HAVE 60 OR 70 YEAROFS DISPOLSA CAPACITY OF THIS SITE, THAT WE’RE PROSOPING, WE’RE STILL LEFT WITH AT SOME POINT, THIS IS GOING TO FILL UP DAN WE CONTINUE TO PRODUCE WASTE AND RIGHT NOW HAS, ENBE HOW ARE WE GOING TO LANDFILL MORE WASTE AND HOW DO WE ACTUALLY REDUCE THAT WASTE AND TAKE THE WASTE OUT OF LAND FILLS. >> THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF CASSELLA WASTE SYSTEM. YOU HAUL THE WASTE TO THE SITES, JO E. WHAT’S YOUR MAIN ISSUE WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE DISPOSAL SITES? >> I THINK OUR PERSPECTIVE IS MORE GLOBAL OR REGIONAL. ANDHE N TEW HAMPSHIRE DES PROJECTED BEGINNING IN ABOUT FOUR YEARS FROM NOW, NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL HA AVE CAPACITY SHORTFALL BETWEEN 20,000 AND 120,000 TONS YEAR AND IN 2024 INCREASES TO A MILLION, JUST UNDER AILLION TONS AND AREAFTER HAMP THE ISSUE IS, THIS IS A PROBLEM IN OTHER STATES. SO THERE’S DISPOSAL CAPACITY SHRINKING THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND AND THE NORTHEASTND A THE QUESTION BECOMES, WHILE RECYCLING CAN MEP AND PLAY A ROLE, THE ISSUE OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT NEW HAMPSHIRE AND OTHER NEWYDSNE HAMP, PUTRA STATER NEEDS TO HAVE A GOOD LONG-TERM CONVERSATIONND A AS REPRESENTIVATE MENTIONED, THAT’S WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO. BUT WE WANTO T MAKE SURE TTHA PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS AN INTEGRATED PROBLEM AND DISPOSAL ISAR PT OF THE LUSOTION. >> WE’RE GOING TO GET BACK TO THIS AT THE 8:40 EDITION OF N EW HAMPSHIRE’S BUSINESS WITH OUR SAME GUESTS, REPRESENTATIVE, AND FACILITY MANAGER MARK MORGAN AND, JOE OF CASSELLA SYSTEMS. ISTH EDITION AND ONE AT 8:40 WILL BE POSTED

Fred Kocher sits down with NH State Rep. Karen Ebel, city of Lebanon’s Solid Waste Manager Marc Morgan, and Joe Fusco, the vice president of Casella Waste Systems, to discuss the problems the state is seeing with its solid waste disposal system.This is part one of a two part segment examining waste disposal problems and solutions.

Fred Kocher sits down with NH State Rep. Karen Ebel, city of Lebanon’s Solid Waste Manager Marc Morgan, and Joe Fusco, the vice president of Casella Waste Systems, to discuss the problems the state is seeing with its solid waste disposal system.

This is part one of a two part segment examining waste disposal problems and solutions.

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