Depiction of the future of Forest Lake now that Casella admits the landfill WILL be visible
HB177 is on the Senate "Energy and Natural Resources" committee agenda for THIS Monday, May 10, at 1PM. I would invite all of you to at least "sign in" and state that you SUPPORT this very important bill. You do not have to testify, but I think it would be wonderful for you to share with the Senate committee members which NH State Park is YOUR favorite and how a landfill next door would impact it and your future decision on whether or not to visit that park. Our NH State Parks are major economic drivers and must be protected for future generations to also enjoy! #HB177 Please share with friends and family!
Link to show your support for HB177: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/remotecommittee/senate.aspx
May 6, 2021 News Story In Cal-Rec: North Country Advocates Rally Senate Support For HB177
As you know by now, HB177 passed in the House on Friday, April 9, 2021, 197-159. This bill would create a 2-mile setback for siting a landfill next to a state park. Sadly, Covid killed it last year as HB1319 before it could reach the Senate. This year, despite the GOP-led Environment/Agriculture Committee voted along party lines that the legislation should go to the floor as ITL, inexpedient to legislate, a bi-partisan effort led to the overturn of the ITL and passed the bill!
Now, we are off to the NH State Senate! This is a good bill for NH, to protect ALL of our state parks, as today it's Forest Lake State Park that is threatened by a landfill development only 190 feet from the state park boundary. Someday, when the Turnkey landfill in Rochester closes, it could be another NH State Park that finds itself abutting a landfill development. Is that crazy, that there is currently NO setback requirement for siting a landfill next to a NH State Park? What could go wrong?
HB177 corrects that, to protect NH State Parks for future generations to enjoy.
Can you contact ALL 24 NH State Senators? HB177 will be before the Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee, most likely in late April or early May, stay tuned for the hearing notice . As they did in the House, Casella surrogates will surely be sending a form letter, so we ask that you personalize yours, stressing the importance of protecting the environment and the key role the outdoors play in NH's outdoor recreation and tourism economy.
Our sample letter is below, but please personalize yours and include an introduction, stating where you are from:
Dear Senator __________:
I am writing to urge you to support HB177, a bill that passed in the NH House Friday, April 9, with bi-partisan support. HB177 would prevent the siting of landfills within two miles of state parks. Now, more than ever, we must protect our valuable green spaces from the threat of pollution.
Specifically, I urge you to vote YES and pass HB177 into law!
Landfilling leads to pollution, whether it’s toxins entering into waterways or releasing foul odors and harmful gases into the air. Permitting landfills near state parks would damage surface and groundwater, negatively impact the state's vital outdoor recreation and tourism industries, and discourage locals from recreating at the park and lake. How could anyone agree that siting a noisy, smelly landfill next to one of our state parks is a good idea? You wouldn't vote to site a new NH State Park next to a landfill, would you?
New Hampshire has a significant trash problem, and we need to better manage our waste stream, including updating the state's 2003 solid waste plan, including efforts such as food waste diversion and source reduction. It is imperative that we protect our most precious natural resources and environment from further degradation.
As New Hampshire residents, we depend on you to protect our health and environment, as well as OUR property rights, from the nuisance posed by siting a landfill within 2 miles of a NH State Park, so I ask you to support HB177 and vote to pass it into law. Thank you.
Please send a personal email to each of our NH State Senators or use this Action Network link to use the NCABC format:
Erin.Hennessey@leg.state.nh.us Erin Hennessey, GOP
Bob.Giuda@leg.state.nh.us Bob Guida, GOP
Jeb.Bradley@leg.state.nh.us Jeb Bradley, GOP
David.Watters@leg.state.nh.us David Watters, Dem
Suzanne.Prentiss@leg.state.nh.us Suzanne Prentiss, Dem
James.Gray@leg.state.nh.us James Gray, GOP
Harold.French@leg.state.nh.us Harold French, GOP
Ruth.Ward@leg.state.nh.us Ruth Ward, GOP
Denise.Ricciardi@leg.state.nh.us Denise Ricciardi, GOP
Jay.Kahn@leg.state.nh.us Jay Kahn, Dem
Gary.Daniels@leg.state.nh.us Gary Daniels, GOP
Kevin.Avard@leg.state.nh.us Kevin Avard, GOP
Cindy.Rosenwald@leg.state.nh.us Cindy Rosenwald, Dem
Sharon.Carson@leg.state.nh.us Sharon Carson, GOP
Becky.Whitley@leg.state.nh.us Rebecca Whitley, Dem
Kevin.Cavanaugh@leg.state.nh.us Kevin Cavanaugh, Dem
John.Reagan111@gmail.com John Reagan, GOP
Donna.Soucy@leg.state.nh.us Donna Soucy, Dem
Regina.Birdsell@leg.state.nh.us Regina Birdsell, GOP
Lou.Dallesandro@leg.state.nh.us Lou D'Allesandro, Dem
Rebecca.PerkinsKwoka@leg.state.nh.us Rebecca Perkins Kwoka, Dem
Chuck.Morse@leg.state.nh.us Chuck Morse, GOP
William.Gannon@leg.state.nh.us Bill Gannon, GOP
Tom.Sherman@leg.state.nh.us Tom Sherman, Dem
HB 177 Had Wild Ride Before Getting Out Of House
by Robert Blechl email@example.com 4/13/21
HB177 Will Protect All NH State Parks!
Short video from North Country Alliance For Balanced Change on the threat to Forest Lake State Park posed by Casella Waste Systems and their adjacent landfill development. Together, we can stop this! We NEED your help!
While answering a question from a caller during NHPR's The Exchange. #ProtectTheAmmo! #StopNorthernTrash! Thank you, Taylor Caswell!
AnnMarie Rigazio Tower of Whitefield and a few family members at their home on Forest Lake in Whitefield, NH discuss their family's experiences on the lake and how important it is to their family.
Video of the Forest Lake Boat Parade, July 4, 2020 at Forest Lake State Park in the lovely North Country of New Hampshire. It was a beautiful day, lots of great boat entries, some footage of the lake itself, and the crowded public beach at the Forest Lake State Park. All of this is under threat from a proposed 500+ acre landfill development adjacent to the state park and only 1/4 of a mile from the lake itself. What could possibly go wrong?
A sweet victory over Casella Waste Systems and its pro-landfill surrogates as the citizens of Dalton voted 154-129 to empower Dalton with Emergency Temporary Zoning in an effort to stop an unwanted, and unneeded, 1279 acre garbage landfill development next to Forest Lake State Park and only 2800 feet from the waters edge of Forest Lake. What could go wrong with that silly idea?
2 news segments, 6pm and 11pm July 23, 2019 from WMUR relative to the public hearing on Emergency Temporary Zoning in Dalton. An unpopular, but necessary effort to try and stop the proposed 1279 acre landfill development only 2800 feet from Forest Lake and175 feet from the State Park boundary.
Now that the permitting process is under way, here's what we know so far...AND, despite the fact that both Dalton and Bethlehem have ZONING, Casella is IGNORING BOTH TOWNS and REFUSES to seek local approvals for their project WHICH LIES IN BOTH TOWNS!
If permitted, this 2nd North Country landfill will have the following impacts on the environment, tourism, safety, and quality of life on a regional level:
· 18.4 MILLION TONS of trash (23mcy) will be buried only 2800 feet from the water’s edge of Forest Lake, approximately 468,000 TONS, per year, over a span of 38 years (for now). The border of the State Park forest to the north is a mere 190 feet from the edge of the landfill
· Casella Waste Systems initially sought 67mcy in “Concept 1” equaling 53.6 MILLION TONS of trash, at 468,000 TONS/yearly equals a potential lifespan of at least 114 years for this proposed landfill development (LOTS of room for EXPANSION with 1889.1 acres of land under contract)
· 468,000 TONS/year represents an estimated 30% INCREASE (using 2016-2019 avg) in waste intake compared to what has been historically landfilled at NCES in Bethlehem
· Out-of-state waste, trucked thru Franconia Notch could be nearly DOUBLED at these numbers, with Casella admitting that at least 51% of waste intake will be from NH
· Over 10 MILLION GALLONS of toxic landfill leachate will be produced, annually, over time
(Based on estimates of a 30% increase over what NCES currently produces)
· 17 acres of forested wetlands will be destroyed (think 13 football fields)
· 160 acres of forested “Highest-Ranked in NH” wildlife habitat will be clear-cut (think 121 football fields).
· The proposed site could possibly be a habitat to the Federally-threatened Northern Long-Eared Bat and the State-endangered Eastern Small-Footed Bat
· 5 vernal pools (temporary bodies of water and breeding grounds for the wood frog and spotted salamander) will be destroyed
· The destruction of these natural habitats would have a drastic negative impact on the surrounding fauna and wildlife as well as important wetland functions
· Heavy garbage truck congestion thru the town centers of Littleton, Bethlehem, and Whitefield (estimated 200+ trips per day along Routes 3, 116 or 302) would result as garbage-hauling tractor trailer semis will travel back and forth past residences and town centers, from I-93, bringing out-of-state waste (per Dalton HCA, up to 49% could be out-of-state waste). Keep in mind, CT will be exporting 100% of its waste by mid-2022.
· Operational hours will be 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM M-F with some weekends due to snow days/holidays, disturbing homeowners nearby and along the proposed 26-mile route
· Up to 24 trucks could be staged in a queuing area on-site, awaiting early-morning entrance, spewing harmful diesel emissions and noise pollution as they stand, awaiting entrance to the facility
· Ground and surface water contamination, as well as atmospheric deposition of toxic pollutants, including dust and storm water runoff from dirty tractor trailers and increased truck traffic, and landfill operations, all of which have the potential to negatively impact Forest Lake, Burns Pond, the Alder/Hatch/Bog Brook watersheds, and the Ammonoosuc River, all of which lie within 2.5 miles of the proposed site and in the direction of prevailing wind patterns
· Fecal contamination from landfill scavenger birds could have a drastic impact on the water quality of at least 3 EPA-identified “impaired waters”; Forest Lake, Burns Pond, and the Ammonoosuc River. This introduction of additional amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous would lead to an extensive increase in algal blooms and cyanobacteria, which can be harmful to both humans and pets
· Scavenger birds would pose a threat to the Loon population
· An increase in litter, noise, rodents, flies, and bears
· Air pollution from harmful landfill gases and unpleasant odors, which would carry for miles
· A negative impact on property values of nearby homes and properties along the truck route, resulting in tax abatements and increasing property taxes for non-impacted property owners in Littleton, Whitefield, Bethlehem, and Dalton
· A negative impact on the tourism industry of the North Country and the Littleton River District, further impacting those businesses that rely on tourism and outdoor recreation dollars
· Casella’s “Preferred Routes” to the landfill site, in order to bypass the Town of Littleton, would add an extra 10.4 miles of non-interstate travel from the south and 23.2 miles from the north, each way, whereas the most direct route thru the Town of Littleton is only 6 miles from Exit 42
· Casella’s “Preferred Routes” will direct the 100+/- heavy truck traffic thru the downtowns of Whitefield and Bethlehem, possibly Littleton, past 140 or 235 residences, and up to 3 elementary schools, respectively, as well as numerous businesses and campgrounds and motor inns, EACH WAY
· There are approximately 84 residences along Forest Lake Road (farthest being 1.49 miles on Forest Lake Rd and 1.13 miles on the water on Newell) and 52 residences along W. Forest Lake Road (1.21/1.44 miles to WFL/Rt116 and farthest waterfront being .98 miles) that will be most directly impacted by the nuisances and health hazards posed by a neighboring and upwind landfill as the prevailing winds blow in the direction of both Forest Lake and the Ammonoosuc River
· Residences along Mann’s Hill Rd in Littleton will overlook the landfill development from only 1.5 miles away
· New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Parks and Recreation Director Phil Bryce has expressed concerns about potential impacts to Forest Lake State Park in a letter to NHDES, the first state agency official to weigh in negatively regarding the proposed development
Finally, the Towns of Littleton, Whitefield, Carroll and Sugar Hill, the Ammonoosuc River LAC, the Conservation Commissions of Dalton, Littleton, Lisbon, Whitefield, Bethlehem and Sugar Hill, as well as NH Lakes, Sierra Club of NH, NH Forest Society, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, and NH State Parks have ALL weighed in against this development due to its negative, environmental and regional impacts!
To date, Casella has still NOT sought ANY local approvals for this project
Landfill proximity to Forest Lake, Forest Lake State Park forest, the Ammonoosuc River, & wetlands
March 9, 2021:
"With a 758-264 vote, residents cleared Article 42, a non-binding resolution in opposition to a new landfill in the North Country, a 180-acre proposal by Casella Waste Systems in the nearby town of Dalton beside Forest Lake State Park."' Full Article
Letter sent March 10, 2021 to NH Governor Chris Sununu and NH Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell:
Good Morning Governor Sununu and Commissioner Caswell:
I just wanted to bring your attention to the fact that yesterday, at the Littleton Town Meeting, warrant article 42, calling for opposition to the landfill development proposal next to Forest Lake State Park in Dalton, was passed with 74% of voters supporting the warrant article.
An excerpt from the article:
"With a 758-264 vote, residents cleared Article 42, a non-binding resolution in opposition to a new landfill in the North Country, a 180-acre proposal by Casella Waste Systems in the nearby town of Dalton beside Forest Lake State Park."'
We hope that this does not fall on deaf ears as the North Country continues to unite in opposition to this dangerously irresponsible project. The immediate impacts to valuable wetlands and forested habitat, as well as potential impacts down the road to the surrounding wetlands and bodies of water, threats to human health, property devaluation, traffic congestion, noise and air pollution, the introduction of toxic waste to virgin lands, as well as negative impacts to our tourism and outdoor recreation industries, quality of life and the rights of property owners to enjoy the use of their property free from nuisance, and the stigma of being the home for a new centrally-located mega-landfill operation and the destination for the continued importation of so much out of state trash, all of which should resonate with both of you as you have highlighted the importance of the North Country to the state economy on numerous visits to the area.
Please, listen to the people of the North Country. We do not want, nor need this new landfill development. North Country waste can be sent to the Mt. Carberry landfill, where most in Coos County already send theirs. Please, help us. Soon we will be in the 3rd year of this fight and it's time for you to weigh in. Will you support the citizens of the North Country in this fight vs a very controversial out-of-state company, whose development plans threaten all of that which makes our area so unique and valuable to the state of New Hampshire?
March 11, 2021 Cal-Rec Article:
"At the local level this week, two towns adopted non-binding resolutions against Casella’s proposed landfill in Dalton. By a nearly 3-1 margin, Littleton voters during Tuesday’s town vote adopted a resolution opposing a second commercial landfill in the North Country, citing environmental impacts, impacts to tourism and businesses, and a North Country “that has become a repository of hundreds of thousands of tons of municipal solid waste generated in towns and cities outside of our region and state.”
In Carroll, which would see landfill-bound trucks passing along Routes 3 and 302, residents voted 202 to 75 to adopt a similar resolution, citing truck traffic, traffic safety concerns, and concerns about toxic spills and odors.
On Feb. 16, a newly composed Dalton Conservation Commission voted unanimously to issue a letter to the wetlands bureau of DES that recommends the bureau deny a wetlands permit for Casella in Dalton “due to the significant and severe impact on valuable wetlands, some of the ‘highest ranked’ wildlife habitat in the state, and other important aquatic resources.”'
The AVRRDD Mt. Carberry Landfill just outside of Berlin, NH in the unincorporated Town of Success, NH in Coos Country
The Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District is the only solid waste district in the state that owns and operates its own commercial landfill
Since the Mt. Carberry Landfill is municipally-owned, they don't have a fleet of trucks hauling waste from outside of the North Country
When NCES closes and Casella is stopped in Dalton, there will not be any more of those dirty, ugly MBI trucks roaring thru the Notch!
The Phase III Expansion has not even begun, with permitted capacity life expectancy to last until 2049 and by working to reduce what we waste, we can protect precious landfill capacity for NH waste, not out-of-state!
December 10, 2019 News Article In Which Executive Director Sharon Gauthier discusses acceptance of waste from other North Country towns. Dalton made the switch in June, 2020 and saved money due to lower tipping fees!
Interview with Berlin Mayor and AVRRDD Board Member Paul Grenier discussing the closure of NCES and acceptance of North Country waste from a 2020 news article
When people ask "where is our trash going to go?" you can tell them to Mt. Carberry. it already exists, so the North Country does NOT need a NEW landfill at Forest Lake!
Please join me in defense of Free Speech and Forest Lake as Casella Waste Systems seeks to silence my voice and this website in the exercise of our right to Free Speech and opposition to this terrible landfill development! Please, I hope you will add your voice to mine!
April 7, 2021 Caledonian-Record Story: SAU 36: School Board Hears Landfill Traffic Concerns
Feb 15, 2021 Caledonian-Record Story: "Proposed Landfill In Dalton Triggers Lawsuit Against State"
Feb 14, 2021 NHPR Story: "Lawsuit Aims To Block NH Landfill Permits Under Outdated Waste Plan"
Please write to NH DES and urge them to DENY the wetlands permit at:
News Story From the Caledonian-Record (Jan 14, 2021):
Also From The Caledonian-Record:
"Although Casella representatives previously told the public that the landfill would not be visible, Rennie said it appears the finished grades of the landfill will be higher in elevation than the land’s height toward Forest Lake and the state park, and visual and aesthetic impacts must be further assessed.
For the 397-acre state park and surrounding areas that the state says play a supporting role in regional recreation, DES is asking Casella to provide in greater detail whether impacts from the project could “eliminate, depreciate or obstruct the commerce, recreation or aesthetic enjoyment of the public” as outlined under state law.
It is also not clear how “the downstream high-value Alder Brook wetland complex and ultimately the Ammonoosuc River’s water quality will be protected if treatment of landfill runoff fails or if the landfill liners develop leaks over time,” said Rennie." Full story: Click Here
Meanwhile stonewalling on zoning application...Perhaps hoping HCA negotiations would provide credibility to NH DES for project while hoping for a zoning vote defeat in March?
"Considering factors of topography, natural resources, socio-economics, and safety, the LAC members in attendance were in accord that selection of the landfill location should be based on criteria related to the environmental and hazardous material management. It is recommended that the Dalton site selected for the new landfill does not appear to be a suitable location for multiple reasons. In addition, the Ammonoosuc River having been selected for two upstream landfill sites (existing landfill in Bethlehem and proposed site in Dalton) makes it seem like the responsibility has unduly been put on one river to carry the landfill burden, which is unfair to the downstream communities." Full Letter To NHDES
That's right, looks like 100 WB-67 Tractor Trailers will be rolling thru Whitefield!
One week after Casella Waste Systems made its formal offer of $71 million over 25 years to the town of Dalton in support for a landfill beside Forest Lake State Park, selectmen took their next step — looking into the zoning question.
Since July 2019, Dalton has had temporary emergency zoning (coming out a special town meeting in 2019 in response a possible landfill), and the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday voted 3-0 to enlist the town attorney to look into the zoning application process.
Representatives of Casella Waste Systems on Monday made their formal money offer to the town - one they said includes homeowner compensation for any devalued properties - in return for the town’s support of a landfill beside Forest Lake State Park.
The company’s engineer also said permits are now being filed. The state wetlands permit application for the privately owned commercial landfill, which, if approved, would be called the Granite State Landfill, was expected to be filed Tuesday, Sept. 1, said Casella engineer Joe Gay.
Although no application has been submitted by Casella Waste Systems for its proposed landfill in Dalton, an official with the state environmental services department said two applications for needed permits for the project could be submitted this month.
That comes out of a July 23 remote meeting that state Rep. Andrew Bouldin, D-Manchester, at the request of several North Country residents, scheduled with representatives of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, whose solid waste management director, Mike Wimsatt, fielded two dozen questions from area residents about the status of the company’s plans in Dalton and Bethlehem.
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Some history on the Casella operated, state-owned Juniper Ridge Landfill. Video: Out of State Trash into JRL and Leachate into Penobscot River
The Casella-run JRL has raised the ire and scrutiny of local landfill opponents and community members for nearly two decades. Community members across Maine have tried repeatedly to show that state waste rules are not protective of environmental and human health, with leachate being processed and dumped into the Penobscot River.
Some history on the Casella Hardwick Landfill in Hardwick, MA. Note the impact on the town, which appears to be very similar to both Dalton and Whitefield, NH. Is this our future? We can work together to STOP this from happening to Dalton, Whitefield, and the North Country. #DevastatingImpact
"Now U Know', an engaging and revealing 2009 documentary about the Southbridge Landfill expansion, explores how and why a dangerous landfill expansion proposed by Casella Waste Systems, Inc. was approved by the local Board of Health despite overwhelming public opposition. The film demonstrates that not only can a landfill of that size not be made safe, but it shows that residents do not trust Casella Waste to protect their health.
CEO John Casella receives a green business innovator award from Vermont Law School despite trail of environmental disasters throughout New England created by Casella Waste Systems. #GreenWashing101
News story from 2010 where The Maine Supreme Court has ruled that private citizens can sue Maine Energy Recovery Company in Biddeford, owned and operated by Casella Waste Systems. Casella eventually sold it to Biddeford and MERC was closed for good. #Nuisance
Share YOUR Thoughts with NHDES:
Mike Wimsatt, DES Waste Management Director, is the ultimate decision maker relative to signing off on the landfill permit!
You can say hello to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s up to all of us to safeguard our environment!
PLEASE WRITE TO DES, YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, AND TOWN SELECT BOARDS
AS THIS WILL IMPACT ALL OF THE NORTH COUNTRY!!
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Email Jon at SaveForestLake@yahoo.com
Is Dalton, NH next? Let's hope not!
"I have seen the name of Southbridge, MA in connection with Casella Waste Management - but I never fully appreciated how much The Town of Bethlehem has in common with The Town of Southbridge. A few seconds of research on the Internet revealed several news articles. The one that quickly caught my attention was in the June 2017 Telegram & Gazette (telegram.com). The article details a lawsuit filed against Casella by two environmental groups and says: “The suit alleges the Southbridge landfill has been releasing toxic pollutants to groundwater for years...”
In the overview, the state director of one of the environmental groups, said Casella consistently employs "sneaky and aggressive strategies" to bully towns and expand their profits. She continued, "Casella's business strategy pattern is to enter communities with an existing trash facility and expand, expand, expand, while trying to disregard local officials and concerned residents."
If this was not hard enough to read and so familiar, the comments by a resident affected by the pollution were just as meaningful: "When you think about how long this has been going on and the fact that Casella is still seeking to expand...It boggles my min...To me, it's proof that they are willing to put profit before people."
Herein is the strongest connection between Southbridge and Bethlehem. That the Casella corporation is described in this article in ways we in Bethlehem have already experienced should be a rude awakening for anyone “on the fence” about this company and make everyone aware of their relentlessly aggressive attempts to convince us to permit them to EXPAND the NCES landfill from 61 to 161 acres, another 100 acres for a mega-dump!
The Casella corporation has some in town believing that a landfill expansion will save us from financial ruin. The fact is our property taxes have already risen – despite Casella dumping TONS of trash from multiple STATES here for YEARS!
That same article about Southbridge describes how contaminants – one a “probable human carcinogen 1,4-dioxane” – have been discovered in “drinking water aquifers and residential drinking wells.” Casella denies responsibility, of course, but another article (February 2017) reported that the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection “named Casella as the potential responsible party and directed the company to supply bottled water or whole-house filtration systems to the affected homes.”
Bethlehem has spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees FIGHTING Casella over the past 20 years and we continue to add legal fees to the budget because of Casella, most recently because they may file for an abatement to decrease their taxes. These legal fees increase our property taxes.
The NCES landfill is on Trudeau Road in Bethlehem, but during the day the mound of trash can easily be seen from Route 302 in both directions, and at night you can see the flame from the torch burning off the gases being released from the trash. This eye sore is a heartbreaking blemish on the beautiful backdrop of our White Mountains!
The Southbridge landfill and its history goes back to before Casella became involved, but once they were – their business model only added to the woes that face this town today – and what could very well be the future of the NCES/Casella landfill here.
We must say no to any future landfill expansions."
Nancy Dickowski, Bethlehem
(THANKS to Build A Better Bethlehem for allowing us to use Nancy's commentary! )
To read even more warnings from Bethlehem and Southbridge residents, click here.
More info is uploaded in our "Files" section as there is so much data about this company
Casella Attorney Tries To To Open Up Back Room Talks With Dalton: Selectboard Says NO
Mainers try to close loophole on out of state waste: Casella has long taken advantage of
Casella's Controversial History in Hardwick, MA: 23 Minute Video Details Dramatic Impact on town
A not so flattering look at Casella Waste Systems in Bethlehem, NH: 2009 YouTube Video John Casella Gets Green Award And Questioned About Bethlehem
From 2005, A Detailed Report On Controversial Casella: Coming To A Community Near You?
Casella's controversial history in Maine: I would rather shake hands with a rattlesnake
Casella tries to take advantage of Covid-19 crisis in VT: Seeks Delay Of July 1 Food Waste Ban
More bad news for Casella-operated landfill in the Finger Lakes of New York state:
Class-Action Lawsuit Filed By Over 1000 Plaintiffs In NY v Casella Over Odor, Declining Property Values
High readings for PFAS found in Montpelier and Newport VT wastewater plants:
Video of Casella CEO John Casella at Jan 2020 Newport Meeting on landfill leachate:
Casella’s interest is their bottom line, not their community:
Casella CEO John Casella Wants To Give Town of Dalton $50K-$100K:
Coventry, VT Landfill Tanker Crash Causes Contaminant Spill
Casella Greed On Full Display At Hakes NY Landfill:
Casella Bypasses Maine Law Prohibiting Out Of State Trash:
Casella CASHING IN On Recycling Crisis It Helped To Create (Westbrook, ME Story)
Casella in Potsdam, NY: Waste Stream Inc. SuperFund Site Remediation (Tax Abatement Sought):
Here's Another Website Dedicated To Casella's Bad Reputation: Click Here
Oh, but wait, here's another! Warnings from Bethlehem and Southbridge residents about Casella
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