Seal of Lower Saucon Township
3700 Old Philadelphia Pike / Bethlehem, Pa 18015 / 610-865-3291

Important Topics

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Bethlehem Landfill

Message from Bethlehem Landfill dated 03-20-2020
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Host Community Agreement
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Bethlehem Landfill Application to DEP for Modification to Landfill Disposal Area & Capacity dated June 10, 2020
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Trash Odors in Steel City:
The Township is aware of the Norfolk-Southern train carrying trash through Steel City. In order to monitor and provide information to DEP, we are asking anyone who sees a train with trash on it and/or smells an odor from the train, call the PADEP Environmental Complaint Hotline for the Northeast Region at (866) 255-5158, press Option #2. PLEASE NOTE that even those the recording says it is for emergencies, ALL odor complaints should still be recorded at this number. Also, please take a photograph of the rail car and note the time frame of the odor. The information and photo should be sent directly to Amy Faulch at afaulch@pa.gov

Complaints Regarding Odor or Other Issues:
Lower Saucon Township encourages its residents to report complaints regarding odors, noise, or other issues related to the Bethlehem Landfill directly to the PA Department of Environmental Protection. The PA DEP maintains a log of complaints received which are followed-up on by their staff.

If odors are detected, individuals should call the PA DEP Environmental Complaint Hotline (Emergency) for the Northeast Region at (866) 255-5158, Press Option #2. PLEASE NOTE that even those the recording says it is for emergencies, ALL odor complaints should still be recorded at this number.

If a gas odor (natural gas, landfill gas) is detected in someone's home or along Applebutter Road/Ringhoffer Road/Steel City area, individuals should immediately call 911. Emergency personnel will contact the PA DEP if their assistance is needed.

Additionally, Bethlehem Landfill maintains a Community Hotline for residents, which you can also phone to report complaints about odors or other issues directly to their staff. You can call them after hours and weekends at 610-317-3200, Option #4 – you will then receive a call back from Landfill Management.

Reports

2021 DEP Engineer's Monthly Status Reports
January 2021

2020 DEP Engineer's Monthly Status Reports
January 2020
August 2020
November 2020


2021 DEP Solid Waste Inspection Reports
March 4, 2021

2020 DEP Solid Waste Inspection Reports
January 9, 2020
June 24, 2020
October 6, 2020
December 18, 2020


2021 DEP Air Quality Reports




2020 DEP Air Quality Reports


2021 HEA Inspection Reports
January 7, 2021
January 21, 2021
February 4, 2021
March 4, 2021
April 2, 2021

2020 HEA Inspection Reports
January 2, 2020
January 16, 2020
February 6, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 5, 2020
April 2, 2020
April 16, 2020
June 4, 2020
August 5, 2020
August 13, 2020
September 3, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 1, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 5, 2020
December 2, 2020


2021 Technical Consultant Committee Quarterly Reports

2020 Technical Consultant Committee Quarterly Reports
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter


Other Reports

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DEP eFACTS

PA DEP eFACTS (Environment, Facility, Application, Compliance Tracking System) database link for the Bethlehem Landfill. Click here to view Information on the IESI PA Bethlehem Landfill

Notice of Violations (NOV's)

  • Letter from PA DEP dated April 29, 2020 - Notice of Violation - Solid Waste - Violation of Solid Waste Permit. Click here to see the NOV.
  • Letter from Bethlehem Landfill - Notice of Violation - Response to the April 29, 2020 NOV. Click here to see the response.

IESI Bethlehem Landfill Southeastern Expansion Information

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IESI Bethlehem Landfill Northern Realignment Expansion Information

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Landfill Committee

Per the Host Agreement between the IESI Bethlehem Landfill, located on Applebutter Road in the Township, and Lower Saucon Township, "IESI and the Township shall continue to participate in the Lower Saucon Township Landfill Committee ("Landfill Committee") to monitor and review the operation of the Landfill. The Landfill Committee shall consist of two IESI representatives and two residents from the Township. The Landfill Committee shall meet monthly or at such other intervals as mutually agreed upon by the Landfill Committee members, and shall have the discretion to set its own meeting schedules and administrative procedures as the Landfill Committee deems necessary. The Landfill Committee shall be authorized and requested to periodically monitor the Landfill operation and provide reports on the Landfill operation to IESI and to the Township. The Landfill Committee also shall be required and empowered to receive, review and report on Landfill related complaints. The Landfill Committee shall be advisory only, and shall have no legal authority to bind either IESI or the Township. The Landfill Committee meetings shall be held within the Township and open to the Township, and/or its designees and Township residents to attend. IESI will provide reasonable, escorted access to the Landfill and property owned by the City over which IESI has an easement to the members of the Landfill Committee and to the Township, and/or its designees."

The Landfill Committee also consists of:

  1. Haz Hijazi, P.E.
  2. Neil Ortwein
  3. Scott Brown, Township Host Municipal Inspector
  4. Tom Carocci, Council Liaison
  5. Astor Lawson, IESI Bethlehem Landfill District Manager
  6. David Pannucci, IESI Bethlehem Landfill Regional Engineer

Landfill Committee Meetings

*PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE APRIL 15, 2021 LANDFILL COMMITTEE MEETING MEETING, VIA ZOOM, WHICH STARTS AT 6:00 P.M. YOU WILL HAVE TO CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Instructions for those calling in to the Zoom meeting using the local phone number:

If you are participating by calling in, *9 can be entered using your phone's dial pad while in a Zoom meeting to raise your hand to ask a question or make a comment. If you are participating by mobile app or desktop, you can raise your hand by clicking “Raise Hand” in the control panel on your screen.


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DAY
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
Thursday    January 7, 2021 6:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    January 21, 2021 1:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    February 18, 2021 6:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    March 18, 2021 1:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    April 15, 2021 6:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    May 20, 2021 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    June 17, 2021 6:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    July 15, 2021 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    August 19, 2021 6:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    September 16, 2021 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    October 21, 2021 6:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    November 18, 2021 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    December 16, 2021 6:00 PM Council Meeting Room

Archived Minutes

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Steel Club Land Development

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Aria Energy

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Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project

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PennEast Pipeline Updates

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UGI LNG Project - City of Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board Updates

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MS4 Updates

3-26-18: Public participation is an essential part of the Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) because it enhances buy-in from residents, business owners, and landowners that may have an impact on pollution discharges, can uncover missing elements or errors in calculations, and builds cooperative partnerships among the Township and other entities. Click here to see the PRP.




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