The Pennsylvania DEP issued J.P. Mascaro & Sons a 10 year permit for the Great Valley Transfer Station in Upper Merion Township. The permit authorizes Mascaro to transfer up to 600 tons of municipal waste and residual waste per day, Monday through Saturday. Great Valley Recycling (GVR) is a Mascaro related transfer station and recycling facility in Bridgeport, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The permit was renewed by DEP for an additional 10-year term.
At GVR, waste is transferred in a fully enclosed building. Collection vehicles dump their loads onto a concrete tipping floor where experienced operators visually inspect the material before it is processed. The waste is either bailed and loaded onto transport vehicles or loose loaded directly into open-top trailers for transport to disposal facilities. A State Certified Scale Master weighs all inbound and outbound loads on a computerized heavy-duty platform scale and records all relevant information. A dispatcher communicates with vehicles utilizing the facility to insure efficient and timely waste processing.
The facility has an administrative office and a maintenance building where transfer station and transport equipment is maintained and repaired. The site is supervised by a General Manager and an Operations Manager and is manned by an experienced work force. The Corporate Director of Environmental Compliance and his staff are responsible for assuring that all facility permit conditions and DEP regulations are followed. The facility utilizes a Daily Compliance Checklist to monitor compliance.
The facility also operates a material recovery system where single-stream recyclables and cardboard are processed, bailed and transported to third parties for end use. The GVR Transfer Station is designated in the Montgomery County Solid Waste Management Plan. Commenting on the permit, company president, Pat Mascaro, said: “In today’s highly regulated waste industry, we understand how difficult it is to earn a DEP Solid Waste Facility Permit, and we are extremely pleased to receive a permit for the GVR Transfer Station.” “Being able to transfer waste at our Upper Merion Township facility enables us to provide the highest level of waste services to our area customers in the residential, municipal, governmental, commercial and industrial sectors”, added Mascaro.
Company Director of Environmental Compliance, Matthew Mascaro, said: “As a solid waste facility permittee, Mascaro is very mindful and respectful of its obligation to the environment. In fact, our company’s highest priority goal is “100% environmental compliance”, not only at the GVR Transfer Station, but also at our other DEP permitted transfer stations, landfills and compost facilities.” Mascaro added, “Environmental compliance and customer satisfaction go hand in hand.”
Founded and headquartered in Montgomery County, J.P. Mascaro & Sons is the largest privately owned waste company in the northeast. To serve its regional customer base, Mascaro collects, recycles, transfers, transports, disposes, beneficially uses and composts non-hazardous solid waste.
In addition to the GVR Transfer Station, the company owns and operates eight other DEP solid waste facilities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia including the Pioneer Crossing Landfill in Berks County seven miles west of Pottstown.
Pioneer Crossing recently received a DEP expansion permit, and it has about 20 years of remaining disposal capacity, which assures that Mascaro will have the long-term disposal infrastructure necessary to serve its customers now and in the future.
Founded by J.P. Mascaro, Sr. and continued by his five sons, the company now has the benefit of a growing number of third generation family members to guide the business in the future.