By David L. Shaw, Finger Lakes Times.
Five years ago, Ontario County began the process of devising a master plan to guide future development at its Routes 5&20 landfill.
However, the idea drifted into the background in 2013. That’s when the county and Casella Waste Systems, the company that operates the landfill, began working with Barton & Loguidice on an application to create a new, 43.5-acre deposit area within the property’s 389-acre footprint.
Now that the expansion has been approved, the board’s Environmental Quality Committee is reviving its hopes of finishing a master plan.