Seneca County Board of Health Seeks Lawsuit Against WIN Waste

 Submitted by the Seneca County Board of Health


At a board meeting Thursday evening, the Seneca County Board of Health approved a motion to request the Seneca County Prosecutor to file a lawsuit against WIN Waste Innovations of Seneca County.

The requested lawsuit is for solid waste violations at the landfill, including violations found during a February 13, 2024 inspection at the landfill. The notice of violation issued to WIN Waste by the Seneca County General Health District for the February 13 inspection states that WIN Waste failed to undertake the actions necessary to prevent and correct conditions causing erosion in two areas of the landfill in which wastes had been disposed. The notice of violation also noted the discovery of ponding that had not been timely removed from the landfill’s waste disposal area and found that WIN Waste had not kept accurate logs of its mandatory daily inspections for the landfill.

Any civil action resulting from this referral will be heard in Seneca County Common Pleas Court.

“The Seneca County Board of Health continues to work to ensure the tools, resources and personnel are in place to deliver the highest quality landfill oversight and compliance. It is thanks to the collective efforts by the Board, the Health District staff and advisors that these objectives are being met,” Seneca County Board of Health Vice President Dr. Zachary West said. “A non-complying landfill facility with solid waste violations requires action. The Seneca County Board of Health has the responsibility and authority to take enforcement action and is now doing such to compel compliance with solid waste law.”