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Dec

2016

Money is Still Available from the E-Waste Reimbursement Grants

Author: Luann Meyer
Did you miss the opportunity this past fall to submit your expenses for electronic wastes to the NYSDEC for reimbursement?  Good news – only $1.2 million in grant requests were received in October, leaving almost $1.8 million available for a second chance opportunity for municipalities. DEC will accept applications for second chance opportunity funding from January 2 through January 31, 2017. The funding is available for up to 50% of a municipalities e-waste expenses. 
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Aug

2016

NYS Potential Legislation Likely to Impact Large Food Waste Generators

Author: Luann Meyer

Food waste prevention, recovery and recycling are a topic of high interest globally, nationally and state-wide. United Nations leaders set a specific target in September 2015 to “halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reduce food losses along production and supply chains by 2030” as part of 17 new comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (UNDP, 2015). A week prior, the Obama administration set a national reduction food waste goal of 50 percent by 2030 (USDA, 2015).

To meet federal goals and put the U.S. on track of meeting this lofty 2030 goal, both federal and state initiatives will be necessary.
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Feb

2016

Changes are Likely for the Current E-Waste Law

Author: Luann Meyer
February 24, 2016 was a big day in Albany for proponents of change to the E-Waste Law.  Eighteen (18) municipal representatives and e-waste recycling advocates told lawmakers at a hearing that the state’s 6-year old electronic waste recycling law is putting unnecessary fiscal strain on local governments.
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Oct

2015

State Officials are Listening – An Update to My Solid Waste Planning Blog

Author: Luann Meyer
Since my last blog in April, New York State has obviously been listening to the challenges set forth by local governments to implement their solid waste management plans and now they appear to be doing something about it. 
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Apr

2015

The 2010 State Solid Waste Management Plan is Changing the Status Quo Across New York State

Author: Luann Meyer
New York State has high expectations for local solid waste planning units as set forth in the 2010 State Solid Waste Management Plan.  The goals for waste reduction, reuse, and recycling along with composting are comprehensive and lofty.  For some planning units, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is encouraging them to prepare a whole new Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) that will reflect the goals of Beyond Waste or they are in danger of not getting required permitting for their solid waste management facilities.
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