Perinton landfill owner cited by New York DEC

Perinton landfill owner cited by New York DEC

February 05, 2018 10:46 PM

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) cited a Perinton landfill for failure to reduce odors. 

High Acres Landfill owner Waste Management said that it was notified by the DEC on Friday that there would be requirements that they have to comply with after the discovery of violations.

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In a statement, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos called the odor unacceptable.

"New York's stringent rules and regulations governing waste exist to ensure facilities in our state are adhering to the safest practices and highest standards possible to protect public health and the environment," he said. "DEC takes any violation of these policies seriously and is taking necessary action to hold these violators accountable. The communities next door to the High Acres Landfill deserve no less."

Waste Management responded with this statement:
"High Acres Landfill intends to comply with these requirements. 

Our team continues to work hard to address the increased facility odors, some of which are the result of construction being performed to resolve the odor issues. 

In addition, we are enlisting experienced professionals to enhance the facility's existing environmental monitoring program. We will continue to update the community with additional information as we work to implement this program. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding."

Just last month, the Town of Perinton and the Perinton Conservation Board met to discuss that sometimes unbearable smell coming from the landfill. The group jointly announced ways to resolve the smell were discussed and ten recommendations were presented. 


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