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Ash for trash study advances

Staff Reporter

The Cortland County Legislature’s Solid Waste Committee on Tuesday advanced a proposal to spend about $10,500 on a study of the financial aspects of an ash for trash deal with Onondaga County and the financial impacts of instituting a flow control law.
The full Legislature is scheduled to vote on the study at its meeting Thursday night.
Legislators want a better financial understanding of what the proposed ash-for-trash partnership with Onondaga County could mean for the county in the long run.
They want to ensure the terms of the contract are beneficial to Cortland County and also study the ramifications of implementing a flow control law, which would require all trash generated in the county be disposed of at the county landfill.
The committee discussed the county’s proposed deal with Onondaga County, in which the landfill would accept about 90,000 tons of ash in return for sending about 25,000 tons of trash to be incinerated yearly.




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