On October 13, 2015, the Monroe County (County) Legislature, as the solid waste planning unit, adopted the Monroe County Final Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP). A copy (in sections) of the Final LSWMP is available below.
The purpose of the LSWMP is to identify the path to pursue for managing solid waste generated in the County during a ten (10) year planning period. The LSWMP provides policy and program direction to reduce waste generation, increase recovery and decrease disposal in an economically and environmentally-sound manner that is consistent with New York State’s solid waste management policy. It recognizes that the following are stakeholders in the current and future management of solid waste: public, elected officials, local municipalities, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, private waste collectors and facility owners.
The County held an open public comment period on the Draft LSWMP, during which, a public information meeting was held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Monroe Community College (MCC), Brighton Campus. Presentations were made to the Monroe County Recycling Advisory Committee, Monroe County Environmental Management Council and the Mill Seat Landfill Citizens Advisory Board. In addition, all neighboring counties were notified about the Draft LSWMP’s availability, and it was posted on the County website for review - http://www2.monroecounty.gov/des-index.php. Written comments were accepted until January 30, 2015.
Based on the public comments received and following the NYSDEC’s determination that the Draft LSWMP was approvable, the Final LSWMP was prepared by the County and ultimately adopted by the County Legislature.