Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Return of Mill Seat Landfill Open House

July 27th, 2022

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Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the annual Mill Seat Landfill Open House returns at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Mill Seat Landfill, 303 Brew Road in Riga. The popular event features family fun, food, drinks, ice cream, prizes, raffles, games, bus tours and mini golf. There is also an information fair providing educational opportunities for attendees to learn more 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 addresses all four areas,” said Monroe County Executive Adam Bello. “This open house is a fun way to share how Mill Seat protects the environment and provides 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 ecologically sound disposal services for residents, businesses and institutions inside Monroe County and surrounding communities. This state-of-the-art, nonhazardous waste management facility is engineered with environmental protection systems that meet or exceed government regulations and meets or exceeds monitoring and reporting requirements.

The landfill also demonstrates successful private-public partnerships such as Mill Seat’s Landfill Gas Energy Facility, which produces 6.4 megawatts of power – enough to power approximately 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.