High Acres landfill Stinks up all of ...

High Acres landfill Stinks up all of Perinton!

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Sick of the smell

Farmington, NY

#1 Nov 24, 2011
What the hell is that smell that has been coming from the land fill for the past two years??? I have lived in my house for 22 years and only started smelling it about two years ago. Now I live about 200 yards from the Penfield town line, so it is not like I am close to the dump. Just about every night this summer I had to close my windows the toxic smell was so bad! And just this past Monday night I was at Thomas Creek Ice rink and the smell was even in the building! And when I went outside I almost threw up due to the smell! What the hell is going on?? How can our local representatives allow this to happen? or are they all paid off to sniff their air the other way??? We have complained about it to both the town and High Acres, and the same BS story about putting in a new well and it will be fixed in two weeks. ITS BEEN TWO YEARS!! WHERE IS THE FIX??? I think it is time for a class action lawsuit against both the town and High Acres about this. Anyone else sick of the smell?
Wayne Port

Walworth, NY

#2 Nov 26, 2011
It's probably methane leaking out. The town can't do anything. Perinton is in Monroe County and the landfill is in Wayne County. You're best bet is to file a complaint with the EPA or NYDEC. If they get enough complaints they'll investigate. But count on the fact that your local politicians are all getting campaign money from Waste Management.
Not true

Hadley, NY

#3 Jan 17, 2012
This is not true. The landfill falls under Perinton. Jim Smith has been working to have the landfill get higher. I live west of the landfill and never smell it, but then again the wind barely comes from the east in my direction.

Rochester, NY

#4 Nov 20, 2013
How has the smell been in the past year, 2013? Thinking about a home in the eastern part of Perinton...

Rochester, NY

#5 Dec 9, 2015
I live in the Northeast corner of Perinton and the smell is a common problem. Mostly notable when the weather is cold and no wind. Every year it gets worse and you get lip service if you call the Landfill, DEC or town. Today I was at the post office in Penfield in the morning and you could choke on it there. This is the farthest that I have noted. There are times I go on my deck in the Summer and have to go back in side because of the stink. A few times my deck party has to go inside when they ask is there something wrong with your septic. Its a disgrace to the town, it's too big and every day it gets worse. Money of course is the driving factor to keep expanding it. Maybe its time for us to ask for a reduction in our assessed values because it sure has reduced the market value. DISGRACE best describes it to me.

Rochester, NY

#6 Apr 22, 2016
High acres landfill started Macedon area in apox ,08 been in hospital 14 times with pnumonia had half lung removed. Had to move from Wayneport rd Can't sell Mobile Home even for 1000.00 even though was valued at 8000.00 The cayoto's they brought to the place to control birds ate my pet cat. Every time show my house can"t breath. What if any lawyer is doing a case on them feel free to contact me.
connie flynn

Geneva, NY

#7 Feb 8, 2018
Slapshot13 wrote:
How has the smell been in the past year, 2013? Thinking about a home in the eastern part of Perinton...
so now in 2018, did you build in the eastern part of perinton? now you can smell the stink, sadly. now there is a group called fresh air for the eastside. if you haven't heard of them, contact them.

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