Don’t Get Stuck: Syringes and Recyclables Don’t Mix

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2013) What would you do if you stepped barefooted on a dirty hypodermic needle? What are the chances you could become infected with human immunodeficiency virus, the hepatitis B virus or the hepatitis C virus? What would it cost for medical treatment, days off from work and a host of other […]

Landfill Solar Project Nominated for Award

Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation news

(Town of Lincoln, NY – Dec. 2012) The Madison County Landfill solar cover project has been selected for the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition for a 2013 ACEC New York Platinum Award in the category of Environmental.

The 2013 judging panel reviewing the project consisted […]

Plastics to Diesel Fuel Program Helps Farmers and the Environment

Submitted Photos/Sharon Driscoll

James Zecca, director of the Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation inspects bales of agricultural plastic that were sent to JBI, Inc., in Niagara Falls as part of a test load to make sure the product collected can be processed. In the background is a large bale of rigid plastic […]

Residential Tip Fee Remains Stable for 2013

(Wampsville) It was recently announced that the residential punch card fee will remain stable for 2013 at $13.50 for a five punches. Municipalities and agents selling punch cards will continue to receive .35 cents per punch card sold.

Punch cards issued after Jan. 1, 2013 will expire Dec. 31, 2014, according to James A. Zecca, […]

Educational Recycling Exhibit on Display through September

Pictured is Sharon Driscoll

By Norm Parry

(New Woodstock, NY – Sept. 2012) A lot of progress has been made in the last two decades in Madison County’s Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation. Recycling in the county has led the way through innovation, education and ecologically responsible policies.

Now, Madison County Recycling Coordinator Sharon […]