Ontario Co. Landfill
- Posted: October 21, 2016
The NYSDEC recently provided approval for waste filling within the first of the 2 new landfill cells being built this year. Filling within the first cell is now being initiated while construction of the second cell is on-going and will be completed later this year.
Horizontal landfill gas collectors have been installed within the first cell prior to waste filling. In addition, plans are being developed for the addition of ~30 new landfill gas vertical collection wells that will be installed in 2017 along with horizontal collectors in both of the new cells. Plans are also being developed for 2018-2022 for additional landfill gas collection infrastructure.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a guided tour of the Ontario County Landfill and Recycling facilities. Ask our experts about landfill and recycling operations, and how you can reduce landfill waste by recycling and composting.
A fun filled day, free to everyone. Event is rain or shine.
- Pumpkin painting
- Bounce house
- Recycling trucks onsite
- Free food provided – donuts, bagels, cider, coffee, juice, cotton candy, popcorn & more!
Construction of the new landfill cells as part of the wrap around expansion is continuing on schedule. The new leachate lagoons and interim cell (#9) are now fully constructed. Most recently the new pump station was successfully tested by our external engineers as required. Certification reports have been submitted to the NYSDEC for their review which following Department approval, the lagoons will be placed into operation. All waste relocation activities as part of the construction of the expansion cell #8 have been completed and once the new lagoons are placed on line, the existing lagoon will be taken out of service and removed as part of the construction work necessary to finalize completion of cell #8. Waste placement currently continues on top of the landfill which upon approval from the DEC will be redirected to the front of the facility into cell #9 for approximately 3-4 months prior to moving into cell #9 pending DEC approval of that cell in the future.
Efforts are continuing to be made to expand the existing landfill gas collection system including installation of new horizontal gas collectors yet this year and new vertical wells in early 2017.
Additional efforts are currently underway to provide additional intermediate cover and erosion control measures on the eastern slopes of the landfill.
The power plants were temporarily taken off line in order to complete additional gas collection system tie ins that are now required as a result of the realignment and upgrades to the system.
The landfill cell construction and leachate infrastruture improvements projects are now well under way including the waste relocation activities. The relocation of the landfill collection system header and new condensate knock out installation are now complete.
As part of the daily operations we have been continuing to regularly water the access and haul roads at the facility. We are proactively working on measures for controlling dust.