Casella New York Landfill Expansion on Track for December Delivery

By Megan Greenwalt, Waste 360.

To continue the reduction in odor permeating the Ontario County landfill in New York, Casella Waste Systems Inc. received permission from the state Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) to expand gas collection at the landfill.

According to the NYDEC, the landfill is located on routes 5 and 20 in the town of Seneca, Ontario County, N.Y., which is a mixed solid waste landfill accepting non-hazardous solid waste.

The NYDEC states on its website that the landfill expansion would consist of two stages, which would cover approximately 16 acres around the northern and western boundaries of the landfill, and the Eastern, which would cover approximately 27.5 acres to the east, including the existing soil borrow area.