Pleasantville Garbage Transfer Station on County Commissioner’s Agenda | Local news

The neighborhood is located in an area of ​​Pleasantville where residential and industrial uses coexist.

Under a bill signed by Governor Phil Murphy in September 2020, the DEP must assess the environmental and public health impacts of facilities when reviewing permit applications.

The law defines an overcrowded community as any community in which 35% of households are considered low income according to the US census, 40% of households are a minority, or 40% of households have limited fluency in English.

In August, more than 100 residents came to a special meeting in Pleasantville to learn more about the plans of developer James DiNatale of RGC3 LLC.

At that meeting, DiNatale said the facility would move 100,000 tons of construction debris per year, with the company agreeing to pay the city $ 4 per ton, which could mean $ 400,000 in additional revenue for the city. .

Its installation would help extend the life of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority landfill in Egg Harbor Township, DiNatale said.

ACUA criticized the project, going so far as to put up signs all over the city that read “Stop the Dump” in reference to the project.

Mayor Judy Ward, who supports the transfer station and is a member of the ACUA board of directors, criticized ACUA for using the term “dump”.

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