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What’s the future of the Ontario County Landfill?

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As the state operating permit for the county landfill nears its expiration in 2028, the Ontario County Board of Supervisors are actively discussing its future.

The landfill, a 389-acre facility in the town of Seneca, is projected to reach capacity by the permit’s expiration.


The Seneca Town Board has unanimously voted to suggest the landfill’s closure, but the final decision rests with the Board of Supervisors.

In a Planning & Environmental Quality Committee meeting on Monday, the members unanimously supported County Administrator Chris De Bolt’s proposal to hire a consultant to assist in decision-making.

MSW Consultants from Orlando, Florida, were recommended for the task, with a contract worth $195,000. The county owns the landfill, but its operations are managed by Casella Waste Services of Ontario LLC. An information session to discuss the landfill and the involvement of MSW Consultants is scheduled for June 22.