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Informational Meeting:

UCRRA Municipal Food Scraps Hauling Pilot Project

Monday, July 25th 2022

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Virtual via WEBEX Teleconferencing

In May of 2022 the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation announced a new grant program that will provide funding to projects in New York State that increase residential food scraps recycling programs. Organics recycling (composting) continues to be an important focus for UCRRA and the Agency is dedicated to facilitating effective and convenient programs for widespread participation in our composting services.

UCRRA is actively developing a project proposal that could provide municipalities with FREE tools to launch and facilitate a residential food scraps collection program at Municipal Recycling Drop Off Centers, as well as FREE use of the necessary equipment to deliver the collected material to our composting site.

The overarching goals of this project are to:
• Foster inter-governmental relationships that maximize resource recovery
• Maximize financial savings for municipalities via avoided MSW transport and disposal costs
• Eliminate the logistical obstacles that prevent community-scale composting programs
• Increase diversion of residential food scraps generated in Ulster County
• Compliment the implementation of the local and state laws with organics recycling goals
• Support the Agency’s zero waste goals
• Demonstrate the environmental, economic, and social benefits of composting

We invite Town Supervisors, Transfer Station Operators, Climate Smart Task Force Members, Town Board members/planners, etc. to attend this informational webinar to learn about our project and how your town can partner with us and save an estimated $4,420 per year.

Please follow the link below to register for this meeting. Should you have any questions about the project, please contact:

Angelina Brandt
Director of Sustainability
(845) 336-0600

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