The decision was approved by a 4-1 vote Tuesday during a town board meeting. The law sets a closure date of December 31, 2025 for the landfill on Route 414 in Seneca County.

The Seneca Falls town board approved a measure Tuesday night that will close the Seneca Meadows landfill in less than a decade.

Local Law 3 was approved by a 4-1 vote Tuesday during a town board meeting. The law sets a closure date of December 31, 2025 for the landfill on Route 414 in Seneca County.

The law was proposed just weeks ago, against the wishes of Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazarro -- who walked out of a public meeting last week.

At the meeting, residents packed the town hall, talking about their concerns about the dump, including pollution, traffic and the smell it creates. Tuesday, they celebrated the town board's decision.

Now concerns will turn to the town budget, which will have to make up for the loss of revenue from the dump -- millions of dollars. Along with the loss of jobs for Seneca Meadows employees.