The Chaffee facility is located in the southeast portion of Erie County, in the Town of Sardinia, approximately 36 miles south of the City of Buffalo. NYS Route 16, a regional north-south transportation link, connects Sardinia to Buffalo. The Hamlet of Chaffee is approximately 1.5 miles southeast of the facility. The Chaffee facility is approximately 4 miles northwest of the Village of Arcade.
The existing 50.93-acre Chaffee Landfill is located on a 487.7-acre parcel of land wholly owned by Waste Management of New York, LLC, including mineral rights. The design capacity is for 600,000 tons per year of solid waste and 120,000 tons per year of beneficial use determination (BUD) materials.
The new waste footprint of the landfill expansion is 52.5-acres and the new developed area (including perimeter berms, roads and leachate storage tanks) is 74-acres. The anticipated site life of the permitted limits of the existing Chaffee Landfill is expected to last until 2010. The expansion will extend the site life by 15 to 20 years, depending on the rate of waste receipt
Additional information relative Chaffee Landfill may be obtained by contacting (716) 492-3433. The official repositories for information pertaining to Chaffee Landfill are located at:
Chaffee Landfill Administrative Office located at 10860 Olean Road, Chaffee, New York, 14030; and
NYSDEC's - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, New York.