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

Important Topics

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Bethlehem Landfill

Bethlehem Landfill Contact Information and Website
Questions, concerns, or general questions may be directed to the Bethlehem Landfill at 610-317-3200 or via email to: Astor.Lawson@WasteConnections.org

Host Community Agreements
November 2023
July 1998

2022 Waste Connections Sustainability Report
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Bethlehem Landfill Scholarship Program
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Odor Complaints

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.

Letter dated 07-07-21 from PA DEP regarding odor Complaints, click HERE

Reports

DEP Engineer's Monthly Status Reports


DEP Solid Waste Inspection Reports


HEA Inspection Reports


Other Reports




DEP eFACTS

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

Bethlehem Landfill Phase V Preliminary Land Development

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Bethlehem Landfill Southeastern Expansion Information

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Bethlehem Landfill Northern Realignment Expansion Information

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Bethlehem Landfill Proposed Zoning Amendment

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Bethlehem Landfill Conditional Use Application Documents

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Landfill Committee

Per the Host Agreement between the Bethlehem Landfill, located on Applebutter Road in the Township, and Lower Saucon Township, "Bethlehem Landfill 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 Bethlehem Landfill 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 Bethlehem Landfill 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 the Bethlehem Landfill 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. The Bethlehem Landfill will provide reasonable, escorted access to the Landfill and property owned by the City over which the Bethlehem Landfill 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. Matt McClarin, Township Resident
  2. Brian Mauro, Township Resident
  3. Scott Brown, Township Host Municipal Inspector
  4. Victoria Opthof-Cordaro & Priscilla deLeon, Council Liaisons
  5. Astor Lawson, Bethlehem Landfill District Manager
  6. Cody White, Bethlehem Landfill Environmental Compliance Manager
  7. David Pannucci, Bethlehem Landfill Regional Engineer

Landfill Committee Meetings

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You may watch the Landfill Committee Meetings live on our YouTube Channel

DAY
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
Thursday    January 18, 2024 2:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Tuesday    April 30, 2024 5:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Wednesday    July 10, 2024 2:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    October 17, 2024 2:00 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 Information

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UGI LNG Project - City of Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board Updates

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Norfolk-Southern Train 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




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