Upcoming Conference Events


Operator Training Course
March 14th - 16th, 2016


Federation of New York - Solid Waste and Recycling Conference with Trade Show
May 15th - 18th, 2016

Madison County New York Issues Final RFP for Plastic-to-Oil Facility

Facility to be located at Madison County’s Agriculture and Renewable Energy (ARE) Park in Lincoln, New York.

Madison County, New York, has issued a Final Request For Proposals (RFP) dated Feb. 4, 2016 to request comments from companies that are interested in developing a facility in the county’s Agriculture and Renewable Energy (ARE) Park located in the Town of Lincoln at the county’s landfill site on Buyea Road that will use non-recyclable plastic material from Madison County and elsewhere to produce oil products.


Ontario County is seeking proposals for Comprehensive Solid Waste and Recycling Services.

Proposals must be filed with Ontario County Purchasing Director Debra S. Gierman, 20 Ontario St., Canandaigua, NY 14424, on or before 4 p.m. Sept. 15, 2015.

Faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted, and delay in mail delivery is not an exception to the deadline for receipt of proposals.

Ontario County government has approximately 900 employees involved in a wide range of government functions and services including law enforcement, county court, the county jail, social services, road and sewer construction and maintenance, buildings and grounds maintenance, parks and general office/administration.

The County is requesting proposals for waste and recycling services for its government offices and facilities. In addition to traditional hauling, recyclables processing and disposal services, the County is seeking a vendor who will be proactive in helping to manage all waste and recyclables more cost effectively. It is also intended that the successful bidder will be the driving force behind increased waste diversion, working in partnership with Ontario County staff and custodial personnel.

Ontario County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. For questions on the RFP, contact the purchasing director at the above address.

Click here for the full RFP

March Leachate Management Seminar Attended by 86

By Josh Brown, Environmental Technician, Fulton County Dept. of Solid Waste

Leachate management was the focus of this year’s technical seminar at the Syracuse Holiday Inn on March 9 and 10. A tour of the Honeywell Wastewater Treatment Plant located in the Town of Geddes, Onondaga County rounded out the event on the second day.

Alternating years with NYSASWM’s Landfill Operator Training Course, day one followed a sound itinerary starting with the regulatory aspects of the industry, then delved into the operations at different sites and concluded with some of the technologies and techniques used for leachate management. It was an opportunity for attendees to take from the trials and tribulations of the presenters and apply that to their own work site and experiences.

During the breaks conference-goers were able to get information from exhibitors including Heartland Technology Partners, Godwin Pumps, ISCO and Statewide Aquastore. Day two began with a presentation by NYSDEC employees Timothy J. Larson, P.E., and Rick Mustico, P.E. They spoke on the Onondaga Lake Remediation Project. This was followed by a bus tour to the Honeywell WWTP facility, which was an impressive feat of engineering and science.

A total of 86 registrants took advantage of this training. As always, it was a terrific occasion to see what is going on across the industry, talk with regulators and vendors, and to compare notes with colleagues. All of the sessions were available for a total of seven NYS continuing education contact hours, also referred to as PE credits. Those interested in revisiting the topics covered can browse through the power point presentations here on the NYSASWM website by clicking on “Proceedings” under the News tab.

Madison County Renewable Energy Project


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