On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County came to an important decision regarding the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Plan. The Court has ordered and decreed that J.P. Mascaro and Keystone Sanitary Landfill has interfered with the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Plan (Act 101) as approved by the Department of Environmental Protection.
J.P. Mascaro and Keystone Sanitary Landfill will not be permitted to violate the county plan and will be required to use the County’s designated landfills as every other Waste Hauler is required to do. This will create a level playing field for all waste haulers collecting municipal waste in Monroe County.
The decision affirms that the process and procedures for municipal waste planning as set by the DEP regulations was properly followed by the Waste Authority and will ensure programs and services, like roadside deer collection, TV and e-waste disposal, light bulb disposal, litter and illegal dump programs and many others will continue well into the future. The Waste Authority will now be able to properly manage the counties Integrated Municipal Waste Management System without any further interference from J.P. Mascaro and Keystone.
The Court has also ordered and decreed that J.P. Mascaro and Keystone Sanitary Landfill is not entitled to the defense of non-interference from any criminal or civil proceedings the Waste Authority has pending or from the enforcement of the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management ordinance. The Waste Authority will now be able to proceed with its previous fillings against the companies mentioned and seek fines and damages it may have incurred from the interference and non-compliance of the Monroe County Waste Management Plan and Ordinance.
Any questions should be directed to Captain Jackie Bagu of the Monroe County Waste Authority Police Department jbagu@TheWasteAuthority.Com or 570-643-6100 ext. 227.