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Seneca Meadows Landfill Expansion

Registry Member: Seneca Meadows Inc.
Contact: Denise Farrell
  (917) 621-7165
Location: Waterloo, NY
Project Type: Landfill Gas Utilization
Project Account
Summary & Activity Log:
Seneca Meadows LFG Offset Report & Activity Log

Seneca Meadows Landfill Expansion
Project Information

Seneca Meadows, Inc. (SMI) owns and operates New York State’s largest non-hazardous solid waste facility, managing 6,500 tons of waste per day on average. SMI plays a significant role in New York’s solid waste management plan, supporting the state’s desire to manage in-state generated waste and reducing associated environmental impacts. The SMI solid waste management facility is located in the Town of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York.  A renewed permit in October 2007 allowed SMI to begin construction of a 178-acre expansion project including new and expanded leachate collection and active landfill gas (LFG) collection. The development of the new landfill cells will occur in a series of sequential phases.

In order to generate carbon credits, SMI will install collection components as waste is being placed. This early collection is voluntary since there are no permit-related or other regulatory requirements for the collection and destruction of methane from the expansion. The horizontal collectors will be connected to the extraction system thereby capturing methane, a potent greenhouse gas that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.

 Seneca Meadows prides itself on its commitment to being a good neighbor and to its environmental education and stewardship. In 2009, SMI opened its Environmental Education Center, a 3200 square foot LEED Gold Certified structure, where it conducts various environmental related courses and labs for the area schools and community. SMI contracts with the Audubon Society for staffing requirements at the Center. SMI has received numerous awards including “Seneca County Business of the Year” and has received the Rochester Business Journal Environmental Leadership Award in 2009 in the Alternative Energy category. SMI has also received a U.S. Congressional Proclamation for its involvement in the local area and its commitment to preserve and protect the environment.


Additional Documentation:
File Seneca Meadows Landfill Expansion Project Plan
File Seneca Meadows Project Photos
File Verification Report (May 1, 2010-July 31, 2010)
File Verification Statement (May 1, 2010-July 31, 2010)
File Verification Addendum (May 1, 2010-July 31, 2010)
File Verification Report (Aug. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2010)
File Verification Statement (Aug. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2010)
File Verification Report (January 1, 2011-June 30, 2011)
File Verification Statement (January 1, 2011-June 30, 2011)
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