An upstate New York landfill is poised to begin accepting trash by rail from New York City.
High Acres Landfill, which sprawls over nearly 1,000 acres in Wayne County near Rochester, could see the amount of solid waste it accepts double or even triple once shipments begin.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports (http://on.rocne.ws/1p7TGo4 ) that construction of a rail spur leading to the landfill is underway. Rail shipments of solid waste in closed containers are expected to begin next year.
High Acres is the fifth-largest landfill by volume in the state and is owned by Waste Management Inc.
The only landfill in the state that currently accepts a significant amount of solid waste from New York City is Seneca Meadows, located about 25 miles southeast of High Acres.