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Lewis County’s Clear-Bag Provision has Received Positive Responses

Article-Lewis County’s Clear-Bag Provision has Received Positive Responses

Peter J. Wood, Lewis County's director of solid waste management, is happy with the results he has seen from the county’s new clear-bag provision, which requires the use of clear bags in transit stations to help spot recyclable materials before they enter the waste stream.

The law was approved in April 2015, but residents, garbage haulers and retailers were given one year to adjust to the new requirement before it went into effect.

So far, the county has been impressed by the increase in recyclables, but Wood isn’t planning on testing and reporting the results from this effort until the law has been in effect for several months.

Watertown Daily Times has the details:

Lewis County’s director of solid-waste management is clearly pleased with county residents’ initial response to the clear-bag provision.

“I’m happy with what I’m seeing,” Peter J. Wood said. “Most people are more than happy to comply and do their part.”

While some dark-colored bags have still been coming through the transfer stations in Lowville and Croghan since the official switchover Friday, “the greater percentage of what we’re seeing is clear bags, and we’re appreciative of it,” Mr. Wood said.

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