Good afternoon! As part of the ongoing south slope improvement projects at the landfill, contractors will be working at the facility this Sunday (November 3).
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 Carla Jordan.
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.
Good afternoon. Landfill management has been notified by the landfill gas to energy facility staff that the power plant went down around 10AM this morning due to a utility trip. The utility trip was caused by strong storms in the area. As of 12PM this afternoon, all but 2 engines were back online and operational. The power plant staff will continue to diligently work on getting the additional 2 engines up and running. In the mean time, landfill staff have powered up one of the onsite flares so that landfill gas may continue to be collected and combusted efficiently.
Good afternoon. Expansion of the landfill gas collection system will occur over the course of the next two weeks. Construction contractors will be mobilizing to the site tomorrow morning (Tuesday July 9th). 7 vertical gas wells will be installed in an effort to continue the efficient collection of the landfill gas. It is expected that the installation effort will take approximately 2 weeks. However, the timeline for this activity may vary due to weather coniditions experienced at the site. During the construction process intermitant gas odors may be noticed around the landfill property. Should you have any questions please contact the landfill office at 585.526.4420 and ask for Robert Walls or Carla Jordan. Thank you.
Good afternoon. Landfill operations will be commencing with the installation of a 10 acre cap this week. Construction of the exposed synthetic membrane will occur on the South slope of the operational landfill. The construction will primarily involve the welding of green LLDPE panels. Although most of the work around the cap's anchor trench has already been performed, an additional 150 feet of trench area will need to be exposed to complete the construction effort. During the time that the anchor trench is exposed, landfill odors may be noticeable in the vicintiy of the landfill. Construction efforts are expected to be completed by the 15th of April, weather permitting. Any changes to the construction schedule or anticipated work load will be communicated further. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Fred Kober at the landfill office (585.526.4420).
An odor complaint was forwarded to the landfill office this afternoon by the Ontario County Planning Department. The original complaint was made around 6PM on March 27th. Due to the delayed report, landfill personnel could not respond to the complaint. A survey of the complaint area this afternoon resulted in no noticeable landfill odors observed. In order to provide responsive action, Casella will be working with the County to create a more timely complaint option for residents with any odor questions or concerns. In the mean time, please contact Fred Kober at the landfill office (585.526.4420) to report any landfill related odors.
Good afternoon! In an effort to better serve our community we want to make sure that any interested individual has the opportunity to tour the landfill facility. The landfill property hosts both an active municipal solid waste landfill and a state of the art Zero Sort recycling facility. An independently owned and operated landfill gas to energy facility is also located on the property. Together these facilities help provide resource management opportunities for the surrounding community. If you are interested in touring any of the facilities listed above, please contact the landfill office at (585) 526-4420 and ask for Fred Kober or Carla Jordan to set up a tour time. Please feel free to pass along this invitation to anyone else you know who may be interested.
Good Morning! In an effort to provide landfill operations notifications in a timely manner, Casella will be testing out a Global Connect Reverse Call System. Individuals who have subscribed to these website notifications and have provided a phone number will be automatically enrolled in this call service. A test call is planned for later this week.
If you had not previously provided a phone number, but would like to receive these calls, please email your name and phone number to email@example.com
Landfill staff has been notified this morning, that the landfill gas to energy facility, operated by Innovative Energy, will be going offline at 10AM, January 16, 2013. The plant will be taken offline for utlility connections associated with their new expanded plant. It is anticipated that the plant will only be offline for the afternoon, and should be back up and operating at the end of the day. In the interim, landfill staff will be operating all flares to aid in the combustion of the collected gas. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Fred Kober at 585.526.4420. Thanks.
Landfill staff have been notified by IES (the landfill gas to energy facility operators) that their plant will be going offline tomorrow, December 12, 2012. The energy plant will be offline for the day, so that they can install condensate infrastructure associated with their new 3 engine expansion building. It is anticipated that the plant will not be offline for more than one day. During this period of time, the landfill will have all of their flares operating to combust the gas that is collected. Should you have any questions, please contact Landfill General Manager, Fred Kober at (585)526-4420.
The small open flare (located west of the active landfill) will be manually shut down today between the hours of 11AM - 3PM so that new gas collection piping may be tied in to the system. Should you have any questions or comments, please call Landfill General Manager, Fred Kober, at 585.526.4420.
Please note....landfill contractors will be onsite excavating waste over the next few days in order to make necessary improvements to the leachate collection system. Waste will need to be excavated in order to replace stone that has been silted in. The contractors will be working as quickly as possible to ensure that the improvements are made in a timely matter. It is anticipated that the work will be completed by the end of the week (11/9). During the period of waste excavation, landfill gas odor and waste odor may be noticeable in the area immediately surrounding the landfill. Should you have any questions please contact Fred Kober at (585) 526-4420.
The landfill will be opening late tomorrow morning (10/30/12).
Due to the forecasted high winds, the landfill will not begin accepting waste until 11AM.
Additional changes may be made to the operating hours based on the weather conditions encountered.
Should you have any questions regarding whether the landfill is accepting waste, please feel free to contact the landfill office at (585) 526-4420.
All 4 Facility flares will experience periods of start up and shut down over the course of the next 4 days. The flares will be shut down for required annual maintenance. They should not be off line for more than 5 hours each. Only one flare will be shut down at a time. During this maintenance period, the landfill gas to energy facility will continue to be operational.
One of the Facility's open flares was manually shut down at 10:15 this morning. The flare was turned off so that gas wells and piping that were recently installed can be connected to our active gas collection system. The flare should be turned back on, and resume normal operation, by 4:30 this afternoon (baring any complications with the construction tie in). If you have any questions, please contact Fred Kober at the landfill office (585.526.4420).
Please note...the active gas landfilll flares and landfill gas-to-energy facility were shut down at approximately 9AM this morning, October 2nd. The combustion devices had to be shut off due to a landfill gas line being puncture by equipment that is currently onsite to install more gas collection wells. The gas header was immediately repaired and the flares and gas plant were all operational again by 11AM. Please feel free to contact the landfill office and ask for Fred Kober or Carla Jordan if you have any questions regarding this event.
The landfill will be adding 12 vertical wells to their existing landfill gas collection system. These wells will be concentrated in the newer areas of the landfill. The contractor has mobilized to the site and will begin drilling this afternoon. During the time that this construction occurs, landfill gas odors may be noticeable in the immediate vicinity of the landfill. The duration of the construction is anticipated to be no more than 2 weeks, weather permitting. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the landfill at 585.526.4420 and ask for Fred Kober or Carla Jordan.
The registration for our annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will close tomorrow, Friday September 21, 2012, at 3:30PM. The event is being held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Casella Recycling building and is open to Ontario County residents only. Pre-registration is required. Please call the landfill office (585.526.4420) before 3:30PM on the 21st to register.
Please note that the Facility will be adding additional valving and pipes to the existing gas collection system. This construction will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2012 and last thru September 5, 2012. During this period of time the landfill gas to energy plant will need to modify their operations to allow the connection of the pipes to the existing infrastructure. If you have any questions or concerns please call the landfill office at 585.526.4420, and ask for Fred Kober or Carla Jordan.
Registration for our Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is open! The Collection Event is scheduled for September 22nd from 7AM - 1PM. The event is free for all residents of Ontario County. Pre-registration is required. Please call the landfill office at (585) 526-4420 to register.
The landfill operators will be drilling 12 additional gas wells in the coming week. Minor gas odors may be noticeable in the immediate vicinity of the landfill until the wells are connected to the active gas collection system. The anticipated connection date is scheduled for March 16.
The landfill flares will be offline for approximately 2 hours between 9-11 o’clock this morning, while additional connections are made to the active gas collection header.