Geneva organics diversion program may get county funding

Ontario County could help the city of Geneva construct a vermicomposting facility at the wastewater treatment plant on Doran Avenue.

The county Board of Supervisors’ Planning & Environmental Quality Committee will consider a motion Monday to enter an intermunicipal agreement with the city to provide $45,549.60 toward the project.

The money would come from payments the county receives annually from Casella Waste Systems, operator of the county landfill. Casella is paying the county $1.3 million a year for 14 years under a 2016 agreement after successfully obtaining a state permit to expand the landfill by 43.5 acres. That expansion within the existing footprint of the 389-acre landfill in the town of Seneca will extend the life of the landfill, based on current deposit rates, until 2028.

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