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Colonie Landfill Citizens

Awareness Meeting
Waste Connections
Town of Colonie
December 8, 2014

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

Town of Colonie Landfill

Partnering with the
Town of Colonie

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

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

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

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

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

Area 7 Permitting Update
• NYSDEC is functioning as lead agency in SEQRA process.
• After public comment, scope for the DEIS was accepted by
DEC on November 4, 2014.

• DEIS preparation ongoing.
• Part 360 and Wetland Permit Applications – Anticipated
Submittal December 2014.

www.townofcolonielandfill.com

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 Preparation – Ongoing
• DEIS Anticipated Submittal – January 2015
• DEIS Public Comment Period

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Community Involvement
Community Support
• Town of Colonie Harvest Fest
• Town of Colonie PD K9 vests
• Mohawk Hudson Humane
Society
• Colonie Softball
• Colonie Youth Center 5k
Challenge and Kids Run
• Colonie Shooting Stars

• American Red Cross
• Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
• Town of Colonie Dog Park
Fence Donation

Mohawk Hudson Humane
Society Event

SUNY Cobleskill Tour

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

What’s Next?
• Next Citizens Awareness Meeting
• March 30th 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• The Crossings in the Town of Colonie

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

• Contact Information
• Office 783-2827, extension 222
• Don Hallock 951-9690
• Community Hotline 783-2827 option #4