According to the Milan News-Leader, Recycle Waste Services Inc., of Sylvania, Ohio, submitted a plan to open an 18-acre composting facility at the former London Sand and Aggregate properties located on Darling Road in London Township.
Chip Tokar a representative for Natural Resources Management LLC, says the composting facility will truck in leaves, grass clippings, sticks and associated organic yard waste to be composted and sold.
Jeff Stansley of Stansley Mineral Resources, who has been operating in the old Holcim quarry, is the owner or authorized representative of Recycle Waste Services, according to the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan permit submitted to the township.
At the February planning commission meeting, residents voiced their concerns since the facility is located next to a quarry lake that is an open aquifer. Adolph Mulzer, who lives on Darling Road, asked why he did not receive notice of the meeting since he lives near the proposed facility.
Jill Martin, who lives across the street from the site, said she was concerned over who would be policing the facility and what would happen if there were complaints?
Michael Martin said he wanted the board to have controls for the site. He wanted to make sure the facility could be shut down if violations were found.
Many of the area residents are concerned since the township allowed London Sand and Aggregate to operate with various state and local violations before it was closed.
Recycle Waste Services, Inc. will lease the property from Crystal Waters LLC that is owned by Monroe County Commissioner, and Mark Bryant who purchased the property several years ago.