Ohio Supreme Court upholds Rumpke status as public utility

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The Ohio Supreme Court has decided not to hear Colerain Township's appeal of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas ruling which upholds Rumpke Sanitary Landfill's status as a public utility and thereby eliminates Township zoning requirements.

"Moving forward, our focus continues to be on recycling and finding ways to reduce our dependence on the landfill, but with an estimated 13 years of disposal space remaining, a lengthy permitting process ahead of us and nearly 2 million tons of tri-state trash being sent to Rumpke Sanitary Landfill annually, the court's decision is crucial to ensure this essential service for the general health and welfare of the region," said Amanda Pratt, director of corporate communications.

"Rumpke remains hopeful that we can work with the Township to reach a positive agreement for all involved," added Pratt.

In 2006, Rumpke began the process of expanding its landfill in Colerain Township. While the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission unanimously approved the expansion, Colerain Township unanimously denied the plan.

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