In 1988, Pennsylvania passed the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101), which requires Pennsylvania counties to:
In Northampton County's case, this is accomplished by
contracting with facilities for disposal capacity. Requests for Proposals for
Disposal Capacity resulted in disposal facilities being identified in the MunicipalSolid Waste Plan as facilities that have capacity to accept Northampton County
generated municipal waste. This is Northampton County's way of assuring
municipal waste generated within the county has a place to go.
Disposal capacity is normally provided for a ten year
period. New capacity arrangements and a revised plan are required at the
expiration of the existing capacity agreements. In conjunction with Barton
& Loguidice, Northampton County will begin a Municipal Solid Waste Plan
revision for years 2020-2030.