The first of two new sections at the Ontario County landfill is being filled. Landfill manager Casella Waste Systems Inc. announced the state Department of Environmental Conservation recently approved filling the new area. Construction of the second new section for landfill trash is ongoing and will be completed this year.
In other developments at the landfill, horizontal landfill gas collectors were installed within the first new section before the waste filling. Plans are in the works for the addition of 30 new landfill gas vertical collection wells. Those are to be installed in 2017 along with horizontal collectors in both of the new sections.