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Seneca County urged to prepare solid waste management plan

Seneca County does not have a state-mandated solid waste management plan.

Valerie Sandlas, chairwoman of the Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee, asked the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to take steps to begin working on that plan.

She noted that the county is host to the state’s largest landfill, Seneca Meadows in Seneca Falls, and that under Local Law 3 of 2016 passed by the Seneca Falls Town Board, the landfill is supposed to close by Dec. 31, 2025.

“I went to the state DEC website and it shows no draft or final solid waste management plan for Seneca County. Is there anything in progress?” Sandlas asked the board. “Less than two percent of the solid waste accepted by Seneca Meadows is from Seneca County. The local law calls for no new landfills in the town and maybe the county should consider no new landfills or incinerators in the county.”

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