Please Keep the Finger Lakes Beautiful, Profitable, & Healthy! Please Stop the Landfill Expansion!
  • Petitioned Ontario County Board of Supervisors

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Please Keep the Finger Lakes Beautiful, Profitable, & Healthy! Please Stop the Landfill Expansion!

    1. Petition by

      G V

      Webster, NY

The Finger Lakes Are Worth More than Imported Garbage.

New York’s citizens love the Finger Lakes. The region is scenic, beautiful, and bountiful.  The land drives local economic livelihood in tourism, agriculture, and the wine tourism industry. Sadly the region is under a very real threat by a Texas based garbage import corporation.

Years ago, to save the county money and reduce operating expenses, Ontario County leased the county landfill to a Texas based landfill management company. Casella Waste Management agreed to run the county landfill for decades. But, as part its business agenda, Casella has aggressively sought garbage imports from Cananda and allowed truckers to dump them at Casella operated landfills throughout the United States and in Ontario County.   As if importing garbage to the US wasn't disgusting enough, now Casella has increased it’s imports so much that it's at risk of exceeding capacity of the landfill.

So now what does Casella want? Rather than decrease it's garpage imports, Casella' wants Ontario County to expand the dump and allow even more imported garbage into our region.  And they already PLAN TO DUMP THE WATER RUNOFF INTO SENECA LAKE! (Sadly, the water, referred to as leachate, is already pumped into Cananandaigua Lake!)

Amazingly some members of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors don't understand that this is a problem. They don't think that anyone really cares about the land or the lakes. They think that the money Casella pays is worth more than the land, air, and water for Ontario County's citizens.  They are wrong. They need to hear from you!

Please help keep the Finger Lakes Beautiful!  Sign our petition and ask the Ontario County Supervisors to Finally Wake Up and Stop the Landfill Expansion!

This is our Finger Lakes Forever and We Are Worth More than Imported Garbage!!

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    • linda vanlaeken CANANDAIGUA, NY
      • 9 months ago

      because the lakes are so beautiful and garbage should not be dumped there

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    • George Farenthold AURORA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have been a landfill destination for too many years already.

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    • Anthony Smith ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I spent over 30 summers at Keuka Lake. The lake has a special place in my heart, and my mouth with all the many wineries close by.

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    • Rachel Smith EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I spent the best parts of my youth staying at Keuka Lake, New York. This is a special region and should be maintained so that future generations can enjoy it. Also, Seneca Farms is the best fried chicken in the North. That's reason enough to protect the Finger Lakes in my books!!

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    • Len Zazetski NEW CUMBERLAND, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is a beautiful area .......

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