Waste Management outlines plan to fix odors at High Acres Landfill

March 20, 2018 05:23 PM

Waste Management says it is taking action to fix odors from the High Acres Landfill in Perinton.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has cited the landfill for failing to reduce odors, and the smell from the landfill has frustrated neighbors for more than a year.

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Waste Management says it's an ongoing effort to address the increased odors, and that it has initiated an air monitoring program as part of the odor remediation plan. It is also in the process of taking corrective measures to address the issues. 

"We're nearly complete with those activities," says Steve Poggi, the Area Director of Operations for Waste Management.

"We have a few more weeks or so to get most of the work in, we have one more lift to put up on top to improve drainage out there and make sure the system we have in place is working effectively and we [are] committed to stay on this and continue to do what needs to be done."

The DEC is continuing to conduct near-daily on-site inspections of the facility. Requirements are expected to be completed before the deadline of April 30. 


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