Anger grows over Swezey Farm Nursery’s mulch
Neighbors claim an illegal commercial mulching operation is creating an awful smell and putting their health and safety at risk.
Nearby homeowners say the noise and smell from Swezey Farm Nursery's mulch pile is affecting their quality of life. Some even claim their children are getting sick. They also say the pile poses fire risks and that flames on the property last year nearly spread to their homes.
Brookhaven has previously cited Swezey Farm for numerous violations. The town has now hired outside attorney Robert Calica, who says he is seeking a permanent injunction to shut down the facility.
Calica says the facility has been falsely claiming it is grandfathered in to use the property as it does. The attorney for Swezey Farm Nursery tells News 12 Long Island that he doesn't believe this situation is an illegal use of the property. He says the property has always been used for farming-related purposes.