March 11, 2015
Though a Tompkins County judge dismissed a lawsuit which challenged Newfield's waste facility laws, parties in the lawsuit disagree over the ruling's implications.
Alternative Waste Services owner Bob Mente has been at the center of a more than 2 1/2-year battle over his proposed waste transfer station on Bishop Road.
Mente and his lawyer, Dirk Galbraith, said that AWS received a solid waste management facility permit in January — before Newfield banned waste transfer stations. They said that local laws will allow Mente's proposed waste transfer to be grandfathered in.