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Ontario County moving on goal to close landfill

With 11 years to go before the contract expires for the Ontario County landfill, there is no time to waste in reducing waste.

The current county Board of Supervisors has the goal of closing the landfill beginning in 2028, when the county contract expires with landfill manager Casella Waste Systems Inc. Canadice Town Supervisor Kris Singer, who now heads the committee overseeing the landfill, said there’s no guarantee that future boards of supervisors will feel the same way. But for now — working through a long-range Solid Waste Management Plan — the goal is to close the site, she said.

The county’s Solid Waste Management Plan calls for significantly reducing waste in the county — by at least 60 percent within the next 10 years. As part of that effort, citizens will be asked what are the most convenient, realistic methods to reach this goal.

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