Is Private Sanitary Landfill a 'Public Utility' Exempt from Township's Zoning Authority?
Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Inc., et al. v. Colerain Township, Ohio, et al., Case no. 2011-0181
1st District Court of Appeals (Hamilton County)
ISSUE: Does a privately owned sanitary landfill that disposes of a large percentage of the solid waste generated by residents and businesses in a county qualify as a “public utility” that is exempt from the zoning authority of the township in which it is located under the provisions of R.C. 519.211?