Rensselaer neighbors getting agitated over noise, volume of trucks roaring through road


RENSSELAER, N.Y. (WRGB) - A resident on Partition Street sent CBS6 surveillance video from Tuesday morning, showing 21 trucks roaring down up the road in 11 minutes. It's a popular route for them to drop their load off at the Dunn C&D Landfill down the hill.

The neighbor tells CBS6 she bought the camera just because of the trucks. Lou Sebesta says the noise keeps him up in the morning.

“The noise the cleaning the booming the thundering. It just destroys the quality of our life and our neighborhood," Sebesta said.

Waste Connections owns the plant, who are headquartered in Texas. They didn’t return requests for comment.

Trucks can only drop off their debris between 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. The surveillance video CBS6 obtained doesn’t show any trucks arriving or leaving outside of that time frame.

“They run five days a week. They’re normal trucks,” says city public works commissioner Dominic Tagliento

Tagliento says its common for most of the trucks to come in the morning.

“They would come at different times. They’re not steady after that,” he says.

Tagliento says the landfill can only take in 100 trucks per day. He says the plant hasn’t exceeded that threshold.

The DEC is investigating the landfill for holding unauthorized materials, and dust cloud buildups from truck traffic.

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