Committee discusses environmental impact of proposed landfill expansion in Ionia County

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Discussion continued Tuesday about expanding the Pitsch Sanitary Landfill during the Ionia County Solid Waste Planning Committee’s latest meeting.

Much of the discussion focused on the potential environmental impact of a landfill expansion proposed by Gary Pitsch, owner of the 143.5-acre landfill in Orleans Township.

A larger landfill?

Ionia County board forms committee to consider Pitsch landfill expansion proposed for Otisco Township

The owners of an Ionia County landfill are asking the county board of commissioners for permission to expand into a second township, and take in more waste from outside the county.

Gary Pitsch of Pitsch Recycle and Disposal Inc., which operates the 143.5-acre Pitsch Sanitary Landfill in Orleans Township, attended the April 27,  May 11 and May 18 meetings to discuss amendments he is proposing to the Ionia County Solid Waste Plan.