Atlantic County Adding Several Years of Capacity to Landfill

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 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — From up on a ridge overlooking the site, the landfill looks like a giant sandbox with backhoes and bulldozers and the Atlantic City skyline in the distance.

But a great deal of planning and science goes into properly disposing some 300,000 tons of waste per year. Construction on a new section of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority facility began this January and will be completed by September.

“We try to stay a little bit ahead,” said Tom Ganard, the ACUA’s deputy chief engineer. “We want to try to have a cell ready to go before we run out of capacity in the cell we’re using.”

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