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Cortland’s rejection of ash-for-trash deal will hurt Onondaga County

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2015 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at
Strategies for Waste Reduction of Debris from Buildings

For the past three years, residents of Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY, have sent only 315,000 tons of garbage to the County’s garbage incineration plant. There has been less trash generated in the county and recycling programs have become more effective. Unless the tonnage sent to the plant increases the county  will incur a penalty to offset reduced electricity sales.

In a very bad deal, the county residents are stuck with a long term ‘put or pay’ contract.

Read the full story here from, December 7, 2015

About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Recycling and Economic Growth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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