Casella To Talk North Country Landfill Plans In Dalton

Jul 2, 2019

Credit Casella via Town of Dalton, Save Forest Lake

A solid waste company hoping to build a new landfill in the North Country will meet with residents Tuesday to talk about their plan.

Vermont-based Casella is in the early stages of considering a new landfill in the town of Dalton, near Forest Lake State Park. Details on the plan are still scarce, and it still faces a lengthy state permitting process.

Some neighbors are already worried about potential environmental and economic impacts. They've proposed new zoning to block the landfill. That change will go for a town vote on July 30.

On Tuesday, Casella is holding two cook-outs at Dalton Town Hall. They'll talk with residents about the landfill planning process.

The company says it's running out of space for trash in the North Country, after voters in Bethlehem rejected a plan to expand their Casella landfill last year.