July 27, 2022
See the full press release (PDF)
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the annual Mill Seat Landfill Open Day returns at 3 p.m. on Thursday July 28 at Mill Seat Landfill, 303 Brew Road in Riga. The popular event features family fun, food, drink, ice cream, prizes, raffles, games, bus tours and mini golf. There is also an information fair providing attendees with educational opportunities to learn about modern landfills, renewable energy and recycling.
“The four pillars of building Monroe County’s future are public safety, public health, economic development and infrastructure – and Mill Seat Landfill covers all four areas,” said Monroe County Executive Adam Bello. “This open house is a fun way to share how Mill Seat is protecting the environment and providing economic incentives for residents and businesses to help the county continue to grow.”
The Mill Seat landfill, owned by Monroe County and operated by Waste Management of New York LLC, is a model of environmental stewardship, providing environmentally sound disposal services to county residents, businesses and institutions. of Monroe and surrounding communities. This state-of-the-art, non-hazardous waste management facility is designed with environmental protection systems that meet or exceed government regulations and meet or exceed monitoring and reporting requirements.
The landfill also demonstrates successful public-private partnerships such as Mill Seat’s Landfill Gas Energy Facility, which produces 6.4 megawatts of electricity – enough to power around 6,000 homes – by turning waste into electricity via the methane gas produced in the landfill.
The Mill Seat Landfill Open House event is free and open to the public.