AG obtains court order to halt disposal work at Wayne site

TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced Tuesday that attorneys from the Division of Law have obtained a court order on behalf of the state that effectively halts disposal activity at the Top Soil Depot site in Wayne Township, Passaic County.

On Monday, Superior Court Judge Margaret M. McVeigh issued an Order to Show Cause requested by state attorneys on behalf of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) against more than 20 defendants named in a state complaint pertaining to solid waste fill activities at the Top Soil location.

The order directs the defendants to show cause, by April 15, why a permanent injunction should not be entered against them ordering them to remove fill material and solid wastes from the site.  Pending that return date, the court will hold in contempt any company that delivers fill or other materials to Top Soil Depot, according to the order.

AG obtains court order to halt disposal work at Wayne site