Chautauqua County officials have opened a new cell at the County Landfill in Ellery.
County Executive PJ Wendel said this 54-acre project has been 8 years in the making with construction being planned over last 4 years, “This new cell should last somewhere between 20 and 30 years. But there are two more cells being developed as well. When I say cells, there are actually three cells in the hole, or pit, so the site is developing more and more. There are 82 acres in the current [cell] that we’re just capping off.”
Wendel said they encourage people to continue to be mindful of what they throw away and to recycle where possible.