If you live near the Ontario County Landfill you may start noticing a distinct odor. The landfill will be going through some upgrades according to a statement from Casella Resource Solutions. For the next nine weeks the landfill's gas collection measures will be enhanced. Not to worry, the smell is only temporary. Efforts are also being made to limit the amount of odor leaving the site as well. The improvements will allow for a more effective way to collect landfill gas, using it to produce electricity and reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.
The notice from the website is below:
Good afternoon. The Ontario County Landfill is improving our infrastructure and we wanted you to know. Over the course of the next 9 weeks landfill contractors will be making several improvements to the landfill gas collection and stormwater diversion systems. The planned gas collection improvements will involve the installation of an 18" gas header along the south and west slopes of the operational landfill. This 18" header will replace the existing 12" header system. Additionally, exposed synthetic capping will be expanded along the above referenced slopes. After the gas work is completed the stormwater diversion swales along the bottom of these slopes will be reconstructed to ensure that stormwater continues to be effectively managed.
These improvements will allow us to do an even better job of collecting landfill gas, using it to produce electricity and reduce our greenhouse gas footprint. We’ll also be able to better manage how stormwater moves around and off the site.
During this project, you might notice a solid waste or gas odor in the immediate vicinity of the landfill. This odor will be temporary, and we’ll be making every effort to end each day’s construction activities in such a way as to limit odor leaving the site.
Should you have any questions, please call the landfill office at (585) 526-4420 and ask for Bob Walls or Carla Jordan.