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