Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Angelo's gets green light to process tires, concrete at Dade City landfill

DADE CITY — County commissioners on Tuesday granted approval to Angelo's Aggregate Materials to expand a landfill project in east Pasco.

It's not what you think.

The commission did not take any action on Angelo's request for a new household waste dump that sparked a years-long war between Pasco and the company. That battle still rages on several fronts.

Rather, the project approved Tuesday simply allows Angelo's to process old tires and chunks of concrete at the construction debris landfill it has operated since 2004.

Skeptical commissioners granted approval only after getting assurances from staffers that it would not be a foot in the door on Angelo's more controversial plan.

"My opinion is this does not create any sort of precedent that the board should worry about," said County Attorney Jeff Steinsnyder.

Angelo's owns a mine and landfill operation off Enterprise Road east of Dade City. It already has a permit to dispose of construction debris such as tires and concrete. But the tires must be shredded and concrete broken up before Angelo's can bury the material.

The company wanted special permission from the county to process that material on site. So it asked to rezone two 15-acre parcels to allow those specific uses.

After the company fills the first parcel, it would move to the second. But it could not process material on both parcels at once.

Commissioner Ted Schrader, whose district includes the landfill, was most skeptical, peppering questions to county staffers and Angelo's lawyer.

Schrader asked the company to justify why it needed so much acreage. He asked what the county's recourse is if the company snubs restrictions on the plan.

In the meantime, the county remains a fierce critic of Angelo's other proposal for a new landfill that would handle household waste. Officials have said the project is close to the Green Swamp and could pollute drinking water.

Department of Environmental Protection officials recently rejected a new permit application for Angelo's to build a scaled-down 30-acre landfill. It was the second permit rejection since 2009. The company is now appealing the 2009 decision before an administrative law judge.

The company has also sued the county, saying it enacted new rules designed to prohibit the household garbage landfill from being built.

Angelo's gets green light to process tires, concrete at Dade City landfill 09/11/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 8:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cubs down Dodgers 3-2; force NLCS Game 5 Thursday

    Ml

    CHICAGO — Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, former Ray Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

  2. One of the best places for investing in a rental house is in Tampa Bay

    Real Estate

    Two Tampa Bay ZIP Codes are drawing national attention.

    . If you're looking to invest in a house to rent out, few places are better than  ZIP Code 34607 in Hernando County's Spring Hill area, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.
[LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Times
 file photo]

  3. Bucs' Vernon Hargreaves: 'I'm not making any plays'

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Eli Manning gathered his receivers together on the sideline during the Giants' Week 4 game against the Bucs and told them he planned to target the weakest link of the secondary all afternoon.

    Patriots receiver Chris Hogan gets position in front of Bucs cornerback Vernon Hargreaves for a 5-yard touchdown pass in New England’s win on Oct. 5.
  4. Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

    Nation

    EDGEWOOD, Md. — A man with a lengthy criminal past who was fired from a job earlier this year for punching a colleague showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.

    Harford County, Md., Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler shows a picture of Radee Labeeb Prince, the suspect in the workplace shootings.
  5. Lightning's J.T. Brown to stop anthem protest, focus on community involvement

    Lightning Strikes

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lightning wing J.T. Brown will no longer raise his first as a protest during the national anthem before games.

    J.T. Brown says he will work more with the Tampa police and groups that serve at-risk young people.