Casella Waste Services expanded the Ontario County Landfill by 43.5 acres in 2015 after receiving a permit, and agreed to pay the county $18.3 million dollars over a span of 14 years.
The county will receive $1.3 million per year and the Board of Supervisors Planning & Environmental Quality Committee has agreed to use money received from 2022 to 2028 for various things.
The landfill is scheduled to be at its full capacity and close in that timeframe.
The money is called “permit success payments” and its use is to put the Solid Waste Management Plan into action.
The plan is to reduce waste coming in by 60% by the year 2024.
The Planning Committee is responsible for the use of the payments from the landfill which include $753,000 from 2022-28 to increase recycling and other things that lessen the amount of waste going into the landfill, $45,000 in 2022 to the Worker’s Compensation Fund, and from 2022-28 taking any unused money and putting in a designated fund for the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Plan.
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