Help Preserve Our Beautiful Finger Lakes

Two mega-landfills in Ontario and Seneca Counties now take 9,000 tons of garbage a day from all over the northeastern U.S. and from Canada.

More than 91% of this waste comes from outside the two counties.

  • The landfills produce over 47 million gallons of toxic liquid run-off (leachate) a year that pass through our waste water treatment plants and end up in our lakes.
  • Air quality in our region is declining with toxic emissions and odors travelling many miles. Dust, odor and emissions severely impact the quality of life in nearby towns, businesses and farms.
  • In 2007-2008, both landfills doubled the amount of waste accepted. Now the Ontario County Board of Supervisors is considering an expansion of the Ontario County Landfill that would lead to a doubling of it’s size to more than 7 times the Great Pyramid of Egypt.
  • Tens of thousands of 18-wheel trucks a year (more than 75,000 a year at the Seneca Meadows landfill alone) are passing through our villages, wearing down our roads and further impacting air quality with diesel fumes.

Download our flyer: Introduction to Finger Lakes Zero Waste

Take action now to protect our Finger Lakes!

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