1445 Pletcher Road
PO Box 209
Model City, NY 14107-0209

Waste Approval Contact:

Michael Gullo
Local: (716) 754-8226 x216
Toll Free: 1-800-662-0012 x216


Modern Landfill, Inc. and its associated solid waste management facilities are located on a site in the Town of Lewiston, Niagara County, New York approximately four miles northeast of the Village of Lewiston, four miles southeast of the Village of Youngstown, and eight miles north of the City of Niagara Falls. The site is located at the intersection of Pletcher and Harold Roads on a 380-acre parcel owned by Modern Landfill, Inc. (Modern).Currently, 239 acres of the 380-acres are permitted by the NYSDEC for the disposal of non-hazardous solid waste from residential, municipal, commercial, and industrial sources. Operations of landfills in New York State are generally regulated by 6NYCRR Part 360

Operating Permits

  • Solid Waste Facility Permit – 9-2924-00016/00043
  • Title V Air Permit – 9-2924-00016/00053
  • State Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit (storm water permit) – 9-2924-00016-00032

Environmental Design

Modern Landfill’s design reflects state of the art practices in landfill engineering. All current and future landfill areas have a double composite baseliner or overfill liner consisting of robust natural and synthetic liner materials exceeding regulatory standards for performance, as well as leak detection and collection.


Solid waste is delivered to the facility in packer trucks, roll-off containers and transfer trailers. Weekday hours are 7AM to 5:30 PM. All loads are scaled in at the site and subject to inspection to ensure adherence to regulatory and permit requirements. Waste is compacted using GPS-equipped compactors, enabling location tracking of each day’s waste as well as efficient management of airspace utilization. Only non-hazardous waste as defined by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepted at the landfill. Industrial waste, wastewater treatment plant sludge, and remediation-derived wastes have special pre-approval requirements. See our Waste Approval Contact for more information.


At current filling rates, Modern Landfill has disposal capacity through 2040.

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