Urge Schuyler County Legislature To Adopt A Trash Moratorium!

We recently learned of a Proposed Garbage Transfer Facility in Schuyler County with murky ties to Casella Waste.

A 10,575 square foot materials recovery facility that would accept municipal solid waste (Garbage), construction and demolition debris (C&D) and source-separated recyclables, with a maximum daily thoughput of 500 tons per day has been proposed in the Town of Cayuta. The facility will include waste storage areas, a truck weighing scale, trailer staging area and an onsite wastewater storage tank, and a building for handling and storage of waste materials that will also have areas for office space.

The application states that this would add an additional 185 vehicles on our roads each day. Trucks would turn onto Route 224 from Route 13 and proceed to Route 228, and thence to Route 96 to Route 414 North. Communities impacted by this additional truck traffic include: Alpine Junction, Odessa, Mecklenburg, Trumansburg, Covert, Interlaken, Ovid, Fayette, Romulus, Varick, and Seneca Falls.

Trucks could alternatively take Route 224 through Odessa to connect with Route 14, then turning onto Route 414, additionally impacting the communities of Montour Falls, Watkins Glen, Hector, Valois, Lodi, and points North.

Schuler County Legislature

Please send an email to Ms. Husted, County Clerk: shusted@co.schuyler.ny.us

Ask that she share your email with all of the Members of the Schuyler County Legislature

Note that in 1989, Schuyler County had a law prohibiting landfills and waste transfer stations.

State that the tenets of the County Wide Comprehensive Plan stress the importance of preserving agricultural land over other industrial use, reducing truck traffic in the county, and reducing the production and management of solid waste in the county.

Urge the legislature to do everything in their power to immediately revise and re-adopt that local law prohibiting the construction of any Material Recovery Facilities or other waste related handling or transferring industries in Schuyler County.