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Geneva, N.Y., Rolls Out New Waste Diversion Programs

The programs will help reduce the amount of waste generated and prepare the town for how to manage refuse when the landfill closes in 2028.

The town of Geneva, N.Y., is gearing up to launch several waste diversion programs, which will help reduce the amount of waste generated and prepare the town for how to manage refuse when the landfill closes in 2028.

One of the projects focuses on composting and other food waste reduction efforts, while another project focuses on fixing furniture, equipment and appliances to keep those types of materials out of landfill.

Finger Lakes Times has more information:

The town of Geneva is starting several projects with a goal of reducing the solid waste impact of its residents.

“The Ontario County Board of Supervisors is committed to closing the county landfill when the operating contract expires at the end of 2028,” Supervisor Mark Venuti said. “Our goal is to substantially reduce what we throw away so we won’t confront an expensive dilemma about managing refuse when that happens.”

Last year, the town worked with a Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ environmental studies class on recommendations for waste reduction. The town is taking advantage of funding from county landfill revenue to support its projects.

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