Landfill Solar Cover Wins Platinum Award

Members of the Central New York Branch of the American Public Works Association stand in front of the Madison County Landfill solar array. The APWA awarded the County the Environmental Project of the Year Award for their solar cover.

The area around the solar array at the Madison County Landfill on Buyea Road was hydro-seeded […]

Pill Take Back Exceeds all Expectations

Takes in more than 1,700 pounds of medications

Susan Jenkins, executive director of BRiDGES, Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse fills syringe containers during the Pill Take Back Program at the Madison County Landfill site on Buyea Road April 27. The program has been held in the spring and fall since September of […]

Court Decision Affirms Madison County’s Flow Control Law

Madison County Landfill

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 2012) In a recent court decision, Madison County Supreme Court Judge Donald F. Cerio affirmed the Madison County Solid Waste Hearing Board’s determination that Syracuse Haulers Waste Removal, Inc. (“Syracuse Haulers”), had illegally removed solid waste from the county; also upheld was the board’s imposition of $32,000 in […]

Landfill Featured in December ‘Conservationist’ Magazine

(Town of Lincoln, NY – Dec. 2012) The Madison County Department of Solid Waste is featured in the December issue of the New York State Conservationist magazine published by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The article is titled “No Ordinary Landfill: Madison County’s Alternative Energy Programs,” by Mary Roy and Eileen Stegemann. The article […]

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 […]

Madison County Farm Bureau to Host Annual Dinner and Meeting

(DeRuyter, NY – Oct. 2012) The Madison County Farm Bureau will hold its annual business meeting Oct. 17 at Centro’s in DeRuyter. The evening will begin with a social time starting at 6:30 p.m. that will feature live music by the Old Clay Stone; a buffet dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. that will incorporate […]

Solar Traffic Lights Installed at Landfill

By Sharon Driscoll

(Town of Lincoln, NY) The Madison County Department of Solid Waste continues to promote green energy. The most recent additions to the energy conservation efforts at the Buyea Road Landfill site were the installation of two small solar panels that power the flashing amber traffic lights on either side of the landfill […]

New Law Prohibiting Disposal of e-Waste in Solid or Hazardous Waste Facilities is Old Law for Madison County

By Sharon A. Driscoll

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2012) The new electronic waste disposal law fashioned by the state Department of Environmental Conservation prohibiting the disposal of e-waste in solid or hazardous waste landfills took effect Jan. 1; however, Madison County has had a law on the books since November 2004 prohibiting the disposal of […]