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Skaneateles: A step closer to e-waste disposal

E-waste constitutes household electronics such as cellphones, computers, monitors, speakers, etc that residents would like to dispose of locally at the town transfer station.

Town Supervisor Terri Roney said she is still waiting to hear back from the DEC, as the town is looking to provide e-waste disposal as service to residents. The hauler the town is considering would contract with the supplier rather than the town, but still according to New York State law, the town would have to open up its site to non-residents.

Town Councilor Rick Keyes said that he could see non residents also dumping refuse at the same time as their e-waste.

"It would be like opening up Pandora's Box," Town councilor Nancy Murray agreed.

Roney said she did speak to a department head at OCCRA, who implied that if the town hosted recycling once a month, it would not have to be listed on the State's recycling sites as a general hauler, and therefore would not have to accept non-residents waste.

Roney said she will continue to try and connect with the DEC and report back on her findings.

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