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Seneca Town Board to meet today to discuss landfill future

The Seneca Town Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of the Ontario County landfill.

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The Finger Lakes Times reports the board will hear from a non-profit group called Causewave Community Partners, which is considering entering into an agreement with the town to begin a conversation on the future of the landfill, operated by Casella Waste Systems. The landfill’s current operations permit expires in 2028. The town wants to know what residents think about whether the landfill should close in 2028. If the landfill closes, the county will likely have to find a place outside the county to dispose of its waste.

Casella makes an annual payment to the county and provides residents with free waste disposal and other benefits.

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After the Tuesday meeting, the county will let residents know how they can comment on the landfill’s future. The county purchased the land off Routes 5 & 20 in 1971 and began landfill construction in 1974. The county operated the facility itself from 1974-2003, then entered into a 25-year agreement with Casella to operate it beginning in 2003.