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Solid Waste Landfills

The following links provide a description of each of these types of landfills that are used to manage solid waste in New York State:

Ash Monofill Landfills - There are two active ash monofill landfills in New York State. Ash from the combustion of municipal solid waste is disposed of at these facilities.

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Landfills - Construction and Demolition Debris that is not processed is disposed of in a C&D landfill.

Industrial/Commercial Waste Landfills - Industrial Waste Landfills are used for the disposal of industrial wastes such as coal ash and paper mill sludges.

Landfill Gas Recovery Facilities - Landfill gas recovery facilities collect the gases produced from the decomposition of solid waste for the purpose of energy recovery.

Long Island Landfills - Additional restrictions have been placed on landfills located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Municipal Solid Waste Landfills - Mixed Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) consisting of residential, institutional and commercial waste must be disposed of at a MSW landfill.


More about Solid Waste Landfills:

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