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LRS/Henson Disposal Pollution Control Facility Siting Review 2023

On August 18, 2023, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) filed an application for site approval of a pollution control facility to be located at 2020 Bunn St in unincorporated McLean County. The proposed site would operate as a waste transfer station where loads of municipal solid waste and recycling would be consolidated into larger loads before being transported to permitted landfills or material recovery facilities.

A hard copy of the application is available for inspection by the public at the County Clerk’s office. Additional hard copies can be made upon payment of reproduction costs. The public is invited to provide written comments submitted to the County Clerk where they will also be available for public inspection. See below for more information.

The LRS Application Filed on August 18, 2023, may also be viewed online.

Learn more about the Pollution Control Facility Siting Process

Pollution Control Site Public Hearing

A public hearing was held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 1 pm in room 400 of the McLean County Government Center, 115 E Washington St. Bloomington, IL 61701.

Pollution Control Committee Meeting Agenda November 29 2023

Public Hearing Notice  –  Proof of Notice  –  Notice to Applicant 

Staff Reports and Communications

Submitted Public Comments (updated 11.30.2023)

12/1/2023: UPDATE: The Pollution Control Site Public Hearing concluded on November 30, 2023 concluding the evidence-gathering portion of the process.  The transcript of the proceedings will be posted here when it becomes available.  Public comments may still be submitted but must be received by the County Clerk or be postmarked by January 2, 2024.  Final staff reports are also due January 2, 2024.  Final findings of fact from the applicant and Republic Services are due January 5, 2023.  The Hearing Officer will provide a final report and recommendation by January 10, 2024 after which the Pollution Control Committee will reconvene (date TBA) to make their recommendation for consideration by the McLean County Board.

Submitting Public Comments

Written Comment: You may file a written comment with the County Clerk concerning the appropriateness of the proposed site for its intended purpose. Written comments should be mailed or delivered to the McLean County Clerk, 115 E Washington St, Bloomington, Illinois 61701. Written comments should refer to the “Application for Local Siting Approval – Henson Recycling Campus Transfer Station.” Written comments must be received by the City Clerk or postmarked by January 2, 2024 (no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the last public hearing) in order to be considered by the Hearing Officer.

Pollution Control Site Hearing Exhibit Items

KLOA Traffic Study

HRC 2 4 5 7 9

CEC – Overview and Evaluation 1 and 8

APC – Land Use Compatibility

LRS video illustrating processes at the proposed MSW transfer station: