CL Approves Curran's Plans to Create Clean Debris Facility at Gravel Pit

The Curran Group will transform a mined area along Virginia Road into a clean fill facility.

Crystal Lake city leaders on Tuesday cleared the way for the Curran Group to create a debris fill facility on a portion of land mined out by Meyer Material Co. 

City Council members unanimously granted a special use permit to Curran to open a clean construction and demolition debris fill facility on 116 acres located at 1451 Virginia Rd.

An attorney representing Curran said the company has obtained the necessary permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to operate the facility. 

Meyer Material Co. annexed the property into Crystal Lake in 1997, city documents show. Since that time, much of the land has been mined, leaving behind a 40 foot pit. 

Curran plans to dump clean fill from its construction projects into the pit over a 10 to 15 year period. Once filled, the land could be used for some type of  re-development. 

Materials that will be dumped at the site include uncontaminated, small pieces of concrete, bricks, stone and reclaimed asphalt pavement, Curran's plans stated.

Denise Majko January 09, 2014 at 02:16 PM
Great; a clean garbage dump...
chris moore January 10, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Nothing clean about asphalt (a petrolatum based product)! This is an amazingly BAD idea in a town that was starting to look so good.


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