The town of Oyster Bay, N.Y., may convert the Old Bethpage landfill site into a recycling management facility, Newsday reports.
Town officials recently approved spending up to $193,125 for contract work related to the solid waste disposal complex. According to the report, officials say they are examining different options to implement a new way to deal with sanitation in the town.
The complex is on 135 acres of town property and includes a 40,000-square-foot transfer station; a facility to weigh garbage and recyclables; a landfill gas collection system; a treatment facility for water that percolates through municipal waste; and a vehicle maintenance garage, offices and two incinerators that are not in use, according to the report.
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The Old Bethpage landfill could be developed into a recycling management facility, according to Oyster Bay Town officials and town documents.
Last month the town issued a request for proposals for consulting services that include assisting Oyster Bay with “the planning and design of new solid waste and recycling management facilities at either the Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex or other site.”
Deputy Town Supervisor Gregory Carman Jr. said last week that the town could put out a request for proposals in December for the development of the site as a recycling facility, but said additional details would be made available at a later date.