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Hamilton County adopts new solid waste rules

Monday, April 08, 2013 - Updated: 11:04 AM


Express News Staff

LAKE PLEASANT - The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors adopted updated rules and regulations for the county-owned transfer stations in Lake Pleasant and Indian Lake Thursday, April 4.

The complete text of Local Law No. 11 of 2013, "Solid Waste and Recycling Law for Hamilton County, NY," is available on the website at (Government, Departments & Services, Solid Waste), at the transfer stations and at the county Highway Department in Lake Pleasant.

All users and haulers to the two transfer stations will be required to follow the rules and regulations.

The county reserves the right to refuse to accept a load of solid waste based on previous experience where the rules and regulations have not been reasonably followed.

Unacceptable waste includes, but is not limited to, construction and demolition debris longer than four feet, liquid wastes, hazardous waste, green waste (tree trimmings, grass trimmings, brush), pesticides, hot ashes, recyclable materials and radioactive materials.

The county prohibits the commingling and disposal of recyclables with solid waste.


Acceptable recyclables include plastic #1 (PETE) clear containers; plastic #2 (HDPE) colored containers; plastic #2 opaque such as milk jugs; tin cans (tops can be included); bulk metal; clean corrugated cardboard; paper including office / mixed paper, phone books, newspaper, magazines and non-corrugated cardboard like beer and soda cartons (all paper must be clean); clean glass containers (colored and clear); fluorescent light bulbs; Christmas lights; tires (no rims); and used oil if space is available.

The transfer stations will also accept electronic equipment including TVs; computer peripherals including cables, cords, monitors, towers, keyboards and mice; and small electronic equipment such as VCRs, portable music players, DVD players, cable or satellite receivers and video game consoles.

All recyclable containers must be clean, all corrugated cardboard must be broken down and clean and all tires are to be taken off their rims.

Unacceptable recyclables include any soiled or dirty plastics, glass, cans, paper or cardboard and broken fluorescent light bulbs.


Curtis Lumber Company, Warrensburg, was awarded the contract to provide the count with material to construct a new recycling shed at the Indian Lake Transfer Station.

Four bids were received. Curtis was the lowest at $16,909 including delivery.


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