DEC OKs county’s composting program

Composting of fiber materials like paper at the Cortland County Landfill could begin as early as Monday, said Cortland County Highway Superintendent Charlie Sudbrink, to help reduce the amount of normally recyclable material it expects to trash in the coming weeks.

“We have to fill out the registration,” he said Wednesday.

Sudbrink met Wednesday with state Department of Environmental Conservation officials about implementing the program after the county announced Monday it would take recyclables delivered to the Pendleton Street facility by haulers to the county landfill following a disruption of service the county took over operations Jan. 1.

A fire Jan. 4 destroyed a Taylor Garbage Services’ materials recycling facility in Tioga County, which was going to accept the county’s recyclables.

Cortland Standard

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