County explores tri-county waste authority

CATSKILL — A recent study showed Greene County could benefit from sharing responsibilities for waste management with two neighboring counties.

Officials received results from a feasibility study exploring the shared transfer station Nov. 19.

Ulster, Sullivan and Greene counties, as well as Ulster County Resource Recovery funded the study, which was performed by Environmental Capital. The project entails the three counties forming an agency, the Greene, Ulster, Sullivan Solid Waste Authority to handle their waste. Greene County’s share for the study was about $15,000, Greene County Highway Superintendant Robert Van Valkenbug said.

The counties are in the preliminary stages of looking into the shared project.

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