Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term

Officials in Ontario County doubled-down on statements made before about the Ontario County Landfill, which is operated by Casella.

Carla Jordan, the county’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management, said things could get worse before they improve in the long-term, according to the Finger Lakes Times.

“Over the next few weeks, a construction project will be underway with a goal of rectifying the fugitive gas escapes and reduce the associated odors,” she said.

Over the last several months complaints have piled up locally, and among motorists passing by, who have said that the smells coming from the landfill are getting worse.

‘”The project is expected to take 3-4 weeks to complete. However, inclement and unpredictable weather could impact the schedule,” Jordan said according to the Times. “While residents that live or travel near the landfill may experience some short-term increases in odor, the long-term effects should improve gas collection efficiency and reduce odors at the site.”

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