Ontario County: Making landfill ‘last resort’

Ontario County wants to “get out of the landfill business,” county Planning Director Tom Harvey told an audience Thursday at a event on waste-reduction efforts held at Finger Lakes Community College.

The county’s plan to significantly slash landfill waste within the next 12 years was the impetus for the three-hour event featuring local experts: Darren Magee, associate professor of environmental studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Jason Wadsworth, sustainability manager for Wegmans Food Markets; Rick Herman, executive vice president of Rochester Home Builders Association; and Ava Labuzetta, a pollution prevention engineer with the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.

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