Residents for Responsible Government, Inc.

From 1972 – 2015, Niagara County hosted one of the largest PCB and toxic waste landfill operations in the U.S.  The CWM landfill was forced to close in 2015 due to the support and persistent efforts of the community.

The 710-acre PCB-toxic landfill site is owned by CWM Chemical Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. a $15 billion corporate giant. CWM is located in the Towns of Lewiston and Porter, NY:

– One mile from all public schools for both Towns

– Two miles from the Niagara River

– Three miles from Lake Ontario

– Atop a former atomic weapons production storage site federal agencies can’t fully investigate with CWM operating.

Our work is almost done, but we still need you.

We are roughly 95% of the way to defeating CWM’s 18-year old application to site a massive new PCB-Toxic waste landfill.

The proposed would send more than a half-million PCB and toxic waste laden trucks past the front of our schools. CWM predicted its 2003 application would be approved by 2005, however, in 2020, CWM’s application still remains troubled.

The final step will involve formal hearings with sworn testimony from experts in 2020. The State regulator posted certain decision-making documents here beginning in 2014:

Help RRG fund its representation to take the last step to end PCB and Toxic waste landfilling here, forever!


 About RRG

RRG is an all-volunteer non-for- profit organization in Niagara County, New York formed in 2002 in response to a 3-to-2 approval by Porter Town Board members to re-zone land for the commercial landfilling of PCBs and hazardous wastes imported from throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. RRG is dedicated to informing and empowering residents in the Towns of Porter and Lewiston and in Niagara County, NY.

Contact Us:

Residents for Responsible Government, Inc.
P.O. Box 262
Youngstown, NY 14174

Call us at (716) 745-7271 or email us using the form below.