Pennsylvania is the nation's largest importer of waste.

In 2005, Pennsylvania imported 7,931,984 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) (In addition to MSW, Pennsylvania received 1.7 million tons of other solid waste from out of state in 2005.) Most of this waste came from New Jersey and New York.
Pennsylvania’s waste imports represented 19% of the national total. Interstate Shipment of Municipal Solid Waste: 2007 Update June 13, 2007 - RL34043

In 2002, the GROWS North Landfill in Morrisville Pennsylvania accepted 2,622 tons of waste from New York City, while the Tullytown Landfill in Tullytown accepted 2,122 tons.


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Municipal Waste Landfills & Resource Recovery Facilities

Chester PA Planning Commission questions plans to burn NYC Trash

Casella received a 7 million dollar grant to upgrade rail facilities at its McKean Landfill where it currently accepts 5000 tons of waste per day by rail and 1000 tons of waste per day by truck.
People Protecting Communities is a growing regional coalition of concerned residents, business owners, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, students, and property owners. We are committed to protecting and preserving the health and safety of citizens and preserving the environment for sustainable uses in Pennsylvania by stopping the massive landfill and incinerator proposed for the western edge of Rush Township in Centre County.