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Seneca Meadows gives $189,500 to graduating seniors

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This year marks the 40th year of operations for Seneca Meadows and 18 years of scholarships awarded to graduating seniors entering environmental or conservation fields. 

Seneca Meadows has awarded the environmental scholarships, named in memoriam for Peter K. Thummler to graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County, NY– Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. 

The recipients have been selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education in environmental conservation, environmental science or other related fields of study. Academic achievement, citizenship, and extracurricular activities were also considered in making the selections.  This year’s recipients at South Seneca are Luke Dendis and Caleb Sweet. 

The remaining recipients will be announced at the commencement ceremonies.

“Seneca Meadows is proud to continue our 18 year scholarship support of our communities hard-working young men and women. They are inspiring, and it is a privilege to assist in their future successes in the environmental field,” District Manager Kyle Black said.

Seneca Meadows, Inc. along with Waste Connections is one of the largest recyclers and renewable energy producers in New York State and the Northeast Region offering circular options managing waste and recycling products for the preservation and advancement of the environment: recycling up to 2 million tires per year, partnering in the production of methane generated renewable energy, supporting wetlands conservation and environmental programming, and providing free residential recycling and electronics recycling drop off services.

For more information on community partnership opportunities with Seneca Meadows Landfill, visit or call 315-539-5624.