The former Attleboro Dump - located on Peckham Street, near the Norton town line, and last operated by Attleboro Landfill Inc. - consists of two areas: the closed and capped 23-acre Phase A and the uncapped 11-acre Phase B. Only after Phase B is capped in accordance with Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) solid waste regulations at 310 CMR 19.000 can the entire unlined 34-acre landfill be certified as closed.
EndCap Technology LLC is proposing to use 650,000 cubic yards of approved grading and shaping material (e.g. mildly contaminated soil from public works projects, dredge spoils, small construction and demolition debris, and other MassDEP-approved materials) to recontour the uncapped portion of the landfill for closure. These materials would be transported by truck six days per week (Monday through Saturday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) on interstate highways and local roads through portions of Taunton, Norton and Attleboro. By accepting them, EndCap would generate the revenue necessary to pay for the capping of Phase B and final closure of the entire site.
During a public information meeting at the J.C. Solmonese Elementary School in Norton on August 14, 2012, EndCap described and discussed its proposal. A public comment period began after the close of that meeting and concluded on September 28, 2012. Commenters were asked to submit letters or emails to both EndCap and MassDEP. A handout from the public meeting and compilations of all comments received are provided below.
All Public Comments Received by U.S. Mail file size 5MB
All Public Comments Received by Email file size 4MB