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Connections: The debate over the High Acres Landfill


The High Acres Landfill in Perinton is the source of plenty of garbage, both from the Rochester region and beyond. It's the source of powerful odors. And now it's the source of a new controversy.

The Town of Perinton is working on a new deal with Waste Management, but residents are split about what that deal should include. Town leaders want a reduction in the amount of trash brought in by rail from New York City. Local residents want no more New York City trash, and more control and communication regarding conditions, smell, and size. 

Our guests include:

Note: Waste Management declined to join the conversation. Perinton Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna said his schedule would not permit him to participate. 

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.