Oneida County Source Separated Organics Feasibility Study

Source-Separated Organics Feasibility Study

Organics recovery opportunities, specifically for diverted food waste, are identified in the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority’s (the Authority) Local Solid Waste Management Plan as a target for investigation during the current planning period. Recent legislation in neighboring states including Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut now requires the separate collection of certain types of organics and diversion from disposal facilities. In light of these changes and recent New York State legislative proposals with support from Governor Cuomo, organics diversion has the potential to become a requirement in New York State. As a longtime leader in integrated solid waste management, the Authority has begun evaluating options for organics diversion to find a practical and economical solution to maximize recovery and recycling within its existing solid waste management system. This includes the collection, processing, and end use of the targeted organics.

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