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Seneca Town Board votes 5-0 to oppose continued operation of Ontario County Landfill

The Seneca Town Board was unanimous in its decision on the future of the Ontario County Landfill in its community.

They want to see it shut down in 2028 when the permit for the facility expires.

The town of Seneca has hosted the landfill since 1974. But on Tuesday, the board voted 5-0 to support closing the Casella landfill when its state permit expires.

The facility is also expected to reach capacity by 2028.

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There were competing measures on the agenda – one calling for continued operation of the landfill in Seneca – but once the first motion opposing continued operation passed it was dropped.

Town leaders say they feel good about the future.

Supervisor Drew Wickham said during the session that for him it came down to opposition from the agriculture community. “I support them and pledged to be their voice,” he explained. “I listened closely over the last eight months and met with many farmers. They were almost all opposed to the landfill continuing.”

The landfill can accept up to 2,999 tons of waste per day.



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