Ontario Co. Landfill
- Posted: July 10, 2014
Greetings. The landfill gas collection system expansion project has been completed. The new horizontal and vertical gas wells have been installed and have been connected to the active system drawing the new gas into the on-site power production facilities to produce electricity. Efforts are continuing with the covering of landfill gas collection system piping as wells as efforts to begin pumping select gas wells to lower perched water levels and to enhance gas collection system performance in those areas.
Good afternoon. The Casella website was recently upgraded to include numerous changes. As a result of these changes the date headings for the updates provided below are unfortunately incorrect.
With Spring approaching we have secured New York State Department of Environmental Conservation approval to expand the active gas collection system. The upgrades include the addition of new vertical and horizontal gas collection lines within the current working area of the landfill. The improvements are expected to take place in early to mid April and will include drilling within the landfill in order for the vertical wells to be installed. Some temporary odors may be present during this time period. The gas that will be captured from the new improvements will be conveyed to the on-site power plants.
Good afternoon! As part of the ongoing south slope improvement projects at the landfill, contractors will be working at the facility this Sunday.
The recent high week have made it difficult to deploy the rolls of synthetic needed to finish the exposed cap, which has made this Sunday work necessary to stay on schedule.
The proposed work for Sunday will be confined to the installation of the geosynthetics only. As such, the only piece of heavy equipment that will be used will be the lift for deployment of the rolls. If you have any questions about the ongoing construction efforts please call the landfill office at 585.526.4420.
Good afternoon. The Ontario County Landfill is improving our infrastructure and we wanted you to know. Over the course of the next 9 weeks landfill contractors will be making several improvements to the landfill gas collection and stormwater diversion systems. The planned gas collection improvements will involve the installation of an 18" gas header along the south and west slopes of the operational landfill. This 18" header will replace the existing 12" header system. Additionally, exposed synthetic capping will be expanded along the above referenced slopes. After the gas work is completed the stormwater diversion swales along the bottom of these slopes will be reconstructed to ensure that stormwater continues to be effectively managed.
These improvements will allow us to do an even better job of collecting landfill gas, using it to produce electricity and reduce our greenhouse gas footprint. We’ll also be able to better manage how stormwater moves around and off the site.
During this project, you might notice a solid waste or gas odor in the immediate vicinity of the landfill. This odor will be temporary, and we’ll be making every effort to end each day’s construction activities in such a way as to limit odor leaving the site.
Should you have any questions, please call the landfill office at (585) 526-4420 and ask for Bob Walls or Jerry Leone.
Good afternoon. Landfill management has been notified by the landfill gas to energy facility staff that the power plant went down at 4:33PM this afternoon due to a utility trip. The utility trip was caused by strong storms in the area. The LFGTE Facility was unable to go back online due to downed lines in the vicinity. During the plant down time, landfill staff powered up one of the onsite flares so that landfill gas could continue to be collected and combusted efficiently.
As of the time of this message, approximately 6:19PM power plant staff have received word from the utility that they may begin to power back up. According to the plant employees, it is anticipated that the plant will be fully operational within the next hour.