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1 Lycoming Landfill

2 Lycoming Landfill Trash Municipal Waste Management Services pick up garbage Transported to Lycoming Landfill

3 Accessibility Located on Route 15 9 miles south of Williamsport 25 miles north of Sunbury maps.google.com

4 Aerial View of Lycoming Landfill maps.google.com The left side of Route 15 is currently in the process of being filled The landfill will start dumping trash on the right side of the road after the left side is filled The lower left corner is the Cogeneration Plant

5 Background Landfill opened in acres of permitted land Receives trash from Montour, Lycoming, Northumberland, Columbia, and Union Counties Landfill receives about 1,100 tons per day

6 Double-lined Lagoon A lagoon system is located at the bottom of a landfill, which collects garbage fluid called leachate Lycoming Landfill uses a double-lined lagoon Lagoon system has municipal waste, dirt and rocks placed on top of it Government has very strict regulations because of potential groundwater contamination

7 Leachate Leachate is the fluid that collects at the bottom of the landfill Leachate is collected and pumped to Montgomery Sewage Treatment Plant, which is pictured below Leachate poses a threat to the environment Groundwater is monitored regularly to check for contaminants montgomeryborough.org

8 Landfill Gas Garbage produces 50% methane gas and 50% CO2 Started flaring gas in 1988 Produces energy Landfill Surrounding community PPL

9 Cogeneration Plant

10 ztr.com

11 Transfer Station Sunbury has transfer stations that collect residential waste, tires, drywall, construction and scrap metal Waste is transferred directly to the Lycoming Landfill Here is a transfer station in Northumberland County

12 Sources maps.google.com "Lycoming County." lyco.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr McKibben, Craig. Williamsport Sun Gazette. SunGazette, Accessed April 26, "Montgomery Borough." Montgomery Borough. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 May


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