Chaffee Landfill

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

 More Information

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.

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Contact Information

Chaffee Landfill
10860 Olean Rd,
Chaffee, NY 14030

Customer Service
Phone: 800-476-6571

Chris Chapman


Upcoming Events & Information

As of January 1, 2015 we will no longer be a public drop location for electronic waste or accept electronic waste. Sardinia Residents will be able to bring electronic waste on Household Hazardous Waste Days that are held twice a year. Thank you for your corporation.


 Noteworthy Facts:
Waste Management's renewable energy projects create enough energy to power over 1 million homes.
Waste Management recycles enough paper every year to save 41 million trees.
WM landfills provide over 21,000 acres of protected land for wildlife and 49 WM Landfills are certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council.
Waste Management helps reduce green house gases equivalent to taking more than 21,000 cars off the road each year by recycling more than 57,000 tons of steel cans.
By recycling more than 232,000 tons of plastics, Waste Management saves enough energy to power almost 116,000 houses for one year.