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Franklin County, N.Y., Solid Waste Management Authority Submits Proposal to Accept Albany County’s Waste

If the proposal is accepted next month, the county could take in an additional 100,000 tons of garbage annually.

The Albany County, N.Y., landfill, which currently accepts waste from the city and 13 surrounding municipalities, is expected to reach capacity by 2030. And to help find a new home for this waste, county officials have put out a request for proposals.

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management Authority has submitted a proposal to the Capital District Solid Waste Management Partnership to accept waste from Albany County. If the proposal is accepted next month, the county could take in an additional 100,000 tons of garbage annually.

Franklin County’s proposal is one of four proposals that Albany officials are considering. The county proposal is the only one from a municipal waste operation; the other three were submitted by private waste disposal companies.  

Watertown Daily Times has more information:

The County of Franklin Solid Waste Management Authority expects to hear next month if a proposal that would bring up to an additional 100,000 tons of garbage annually to the county landfill will be accepted.

The authority board voted in October to submit a proposal to the Capital District Solid Waste Management Partnership to accept the trash that is currently being deposited in the partnership’s Rapp Road landfill in Albany. The Albany landfill is expected to reach capacity by 2023, and officials there are trying to decide what to do with the trash generated by the city and 13 surrounding municipalities.

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