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Citizens for Landfill Environmental Accountability & Responsibility


Our mission: To promote informed decisions and require accountability regarding issues related to the Moretown landfill that affect our health, environment, aesthetics, and safety in North Moretown and beyond.

The South Hadley Connection

What has been going on at the South Hadley Landfill since Advanced Disposal took over?

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Smell the Moretown Landfill? Call the Odor Response Hot Line! 1-802-749-6266

Recent News
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever does". -Margaret Mead

Moretown Landfill closes! What's next? What are our alternatives? click here

Twiggs County activist says that landfill company's (ANR) lawsuit aims to silence him read the article here ...update!

ANR denies permits for Moretown Landfill read about it here

Advanced Disposal to close South Hadley Landfill read about it here

Advanced Disposal introduces new management to Moretown Select Board and public, promises improvements   read about it here

Moretown Landfill ordered to stop - and reverse - construction of odor control cap - read the article here

Read the "order to cease" from the District 5 Act 250 Commision here

On December 21, 2012, ANR issued an "intent to deny" statement, which would prevent MLI from operating Cells 2 and 3 in 2013 .read it here

 Agency of Natural Resources Launches Web Page about the Moretown Landfill! click here

Agency of Natural Resources sends letters of violations, and deadline for improvement plan to Moretown Landfill violations ...deadline

Moretown Landfill responds to deadline read the response here

Ground water classification at Moretown Landfill downgraded by Agency of Natural Resources due to contamination click here







Members of C.L.E.A.R. (Citizens for Landfill Environmental Accountability and Responsibility) strongly support the ANR’s decision to deny re-certification. The landfill’s neighbors believe that Moretown Landfill must be held accountable for thirteen years of landfill environmental violations. The re-certification denial by ANR ensures that the fugitive odor problems that have plagued our neighborhood for years, will finally be corrected.

Members of C.L.E.A.R. urge Vermonters to remember that Moretown Landfill’s problems are not limited to fugitive odors, from existing Cells 2 and 3. Residents believe if the landfill is issued a permit for a new cell (#4), currently pending ANR review, we are opening the door to continuing damage to adjacent homes from blasting, dumping of hazardous and banned wastes, contaminated groundwater and excess leachate levels for the next 18 years.


The Moretown Landfill has a long and documented history of operational violations. When the Agency of Natural Resources addresses these violations, the Moretown Landfill is sent a "Notice of Alleged Violation", or NOAV.

You can read some of them here.