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Waste transfer station proposal in Cayuga County draws criticism from neighbors

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Residents of Mentz are expressing concerns over a proposed waste transfer station in their community, which is expected to serve as a temporary holding site for trash and recycling. The facility is being planned by Steve Morgan, owner of Morgan Rubbish Removal, on Route 31, just east of Port Byron.


Homeowners spoke to WSYR-TV about their concerns, which include potential odors and pollution from the station. Despite regulations requiring the station to be cleaned nightly, residents like Magill remain skeptical about effective odor control and environmental compliance.

The proposal has led to visible opposition, with residents placing protest signs along Route 31 and forming a 220-member Facebook group against the project. Concerns are heightened by the facility’s proximity to populated areas and schools.

The next step for the proposal depends on approvals from the Department of Environmental Conservation and a special permit from the Mentz Planning Board, with a meeting scheduled for June 19.