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South Mound Capped

South Mound Capped

South Mound was the first of the four landfill mounds to be closed and covered with a thick, impermeable cap. This section makes up 425 acres of the 2,200 acre site and is adjacent to Arthur Kill Road. Learn about the plan for South Mound.

Dec 1996 Read More →
Fresh Kills Landfill

New York State Law Passes to Close Landfill

New York State Law was passed requiring the landfill to cease accepting solid waste by December 31, 2001. Image: DSNY Photo Archive.

Jan 1996 Read More →