The Northern Westchester Examiner

Yorktown Trash Hauler Seeks Fueling Option for Truck Lot

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The fate of an application by the Town of Yorktown’s trash hauler to park garbage trucks on a town-owned piece of land off Front Street could hinge on fueling options.

Competition Carting has been illegally parking its trucks on Richard Place since it was awarded garbage pickup services from the Town Board in January 2013. It was later issued a violation notice from the town and has been seeking a special use permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals for more than a year.

At a ZBA public hearing last month, representatives for Competition Carting, whose main office is in Jefferson Valley, were told there should be no fueling of trucks on the site since they don’t have a required permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and a building permit.

As part of its revised site plan, a 500-gallon, above-ground tank is proposed to service the 19 garbage trucks Competition is looking to legally park on the property.

“At least two meetings ago we said fueling had to stop,” ZBA Chairman Gordon Fine asserted.

Joseph Spiezio said without fueling on site there was “no reason to move forward.” He later said he would explore bringing fuel to the site in a “wet fuel” truck.

“I do it in the city. I do it in other areas,” he said. “It’s already a standard routine done probably in 50 places in Yorktown.”

The ZBA is requiring Competition Carting to complete a full Environmental Assessment Form, despite objections from the hauler’s engineer, Dan Ciarcia.

“I don’t think it will shed any light on environmental issues. We’re essentially not doing any alterations to the site,” Ciarcia said. “It’s a parking lot happens to have garbage trucks.”

Competition Carting’s application is slated to appear again on the ZBA’s March 27 meeting at Town Hall.


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