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 […]

Safe Pill Take Back Date Announced

Madison County Department of Solid Waste

Submitted by Sharon Driscoll

(Madison County – April 2013) It’s time to round up all your unused and outdated medication: the Safe Pill Take Back program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Buyea Road landfill site in Lincoln.

This site is […]

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 […]

Seventh Safe Pill Collection Held

The recent Safe Pill Collection held at the Buyea Road Landfill in conjunction with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 107.50 pounds of pills. RSVP Volunteers have assisted with the Safe Pill Collection for the past seven years. Helping out last Saturday were from left were: RSVP Director Mary Bartlett, […]

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 […]

Reuse Store Open for Business

Madison County Solid Waste news

(Town of Lincoln, NY- July 2012) The Madison County Department of Solid Waste has partnered with the Rescue Mission of Syracuse to open a Rescue Mission Donation Center and a Reuse Store at the Buyea Road Landfill Transfer station in the Town of Lincoln.

“This is a partnership that […]

Reuse Store/Donation Center to Open Soon

Buyea Road Landfill Site in Lincoln to Host Thrift Outlet

(Lincoln, Wampsville, NY – June 2012) The Madison County Department of Solid Waste and the Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse have formed a partnership that includes the operation of a reuse store and a donation center.

According to the agreement approved by the Madison County […]

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 […]