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Colonie Landfill Citizens

Awareness Meeting
Waste Connections
Town of Colonie
March 30, 2015

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

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Town of Colonie Landfill

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Partnering with the
Town of Colonie

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Power Generation
The landfill gas is used to power
generators to create electricity,
approximately equivalent to
2,800 homes.
Reference:
www.epa.gov/lmop/projects-candidates/lfgecalculator.html

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Landfill Updates
• Compost removal
• Gas collection system
construction and
maintenance updates

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

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Area 7 Development
• Accepted annual
and daily tonnage
to remain the
same

PROPOSED
TRUCK TRAFFIC
PATTERN

PROPOSED
ENTRANCE
AND EXIT
TOWN/
LANDFILL
PROPERTY
EXISTING
ENTRANCE
AND EXIT
PROPOSED
APPR. AREA 7
LINER AREA

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

• 98% of waste
comes from
Albany, Saratoga,
Schenectady,
Rensselaer,
Columbia, Warren
and Washington
Counties
• Development will
occur only within
existing site
footprint

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Area 7 Development
PROPOSED
STORMWATER
MGMT BASIN

• Extends life
of landfill

PROPOSED
LEACHATE TANKS

• New, safer
entrance

TOWN/
LANDFILL
PROPERTY

• Leachate
storage
PROPOSED
APPR. AREA 7
LINER AREA

PROPOSED
STORMWATER MGMT BASIN

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

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Area 7 Permitting Update
• Submitted in February 2015
• Minor MOD Application
• Engineering Report

• Wetland Permit Application
• Draft Environmental Impact Statement

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

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SEQRA Process
 Environmental Assessment Form – March 2014

 Positive Declaration – August 2014
 Draft Scope for DEIS and Public Scoping Notice – August 2014

 Notice of Final Scope for DEIS – November 2014
 DEIS Submitted – February 2015
• DEIS Public Comment Period

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

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Community Involvement
Community Support
• Colonie Shooting Stars
• Town of Colonie Harvest Fest
• Town of Colonie PD K9 vests
• Mohawk Hudson Humane
Society

• Toys for Tots
• County Waste Bike Donation
• Colonie Softball
• Colonie Youth Center 5k
Challenge and Kids Run
• Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
• Town of Colonie Dog Park
Fence Donation

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Toys for Tots

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Christmas
Bike Donation

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Good Neighbors
Our Promise:
• Commitment to
open
communication
• Listening to
community
concerns
• Be an active,
contributing
member of the
community

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What’s Next?
• Next Citizens Awareness Meeting
• June 8th 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Waterford-Halfmoon Middle School
125 Middletown Road, Waterford

• Area 7 Development – Informational Website
• www.townofcolonielandfill.com

• Contact Information
• Office 783-2827, extension 222
• Community Hotline 783-2827 option #4

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