The Madison County Solid Waste Committee on Dec. 5 started the process to end a conflict between the amount of debris generated from houses being torn down in Oneida and the amount of material the landfill is allowed to take in per day by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

To protect the trash hauling services provided to residents, the original daily limit imposed at the landfill for the Oneida project was 120 tons, according to a news release from the Madison County Department of Solid Waste. However, a major demolition project of the Diemolding building in Canastota drastically increased the amount of materials coming into the landfill.

According to the release, each contractor was given a daily limit of 60 tons with the understanding that more may be possible, depending on the other materials coming in from around the county.

The Oneida project is expected to generate 22,000 tons of material, according to the release.

The DEC has allowed the landfill to temporarily amend its permit following almost six months of negotiations to seek a waiver so that materials will not count towards the dump’s daily limit of 375 tons or 60,000 ton annual limit.

Madison County was named the lead agency in a State Environmental Quality Review at the Solid Waste Committee and Board of Supervisors meetings — the first step in a 45-day application process.

The county did not previously seek this route because the process is long and painstaking and not normally done as a temporary measure. The DEC has agreed to expedite the process.