Residents in Perinton, N.Y., and nearby Macedon, have been dealing with odor issues at the High Acres Landfill, operated by Waste Management, since the end of 2017. Waste Management has been working to curb the odor problems and believes that progress is being made.
The landfill has been in operation for 40 years, with Waste Management handling operations for the last 12 years. Residents in Perinton and Macedon attended a meeting with Waste Management in January 2018 to discuss the problem.
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Macedon residents were invited to an information session to gain a better understanding about the landfill.
“Since last August, there was quite a few times when I’d be out walking the dog or doing something outside and I could smell the landfill, so we made the effort to come out here and say what are you doing? You’ve got to get it fixed? They’ve been doing a great job doing just that,” said Paul Kenyon, Deputy Supervisor for Macedon.
“We saw an uptick in odor complaints towards the end of last year and they peaked early this year and are starting to subside and we think some of that has to do with the improvements they’re making out at the site,” said Steve Poggi, Area Director of Disposal Operations for Waste Management.