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NWFL exhibit educates on recycling waste

— The facility produces roughly one megawatt of electricity.

“Recovering landfill gas for energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The annual reduction of greenhouse gases attributed to the Madison County Landfill Gas-to Energy Project is the equivalent of removing over 9,700 cars from the road or planting over 12 acres of forest,” Driscoll said. “The waste energy produced by the generator processing the methane gas is being used to heat three buildings on site, including the recycling center.”

Driscoll is currently the recycling coordinator and public relations director for the Department of Solid Waste. She has been the county’s public information officer, and is a former editor of the Cazenovia Republican.

Most recently she established “The Reuse Store” at the Buyea Road Landfill Transfer Station in the town of Lincoln. The store and an adjacent donation center are the result of a partnership with the Rescue Mission of Syracuse.

For more information about the Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation, visit madisoncounty.ny.gov, call 361-8408 or email solidwaste@madisoncounty.ny.gov.

For more information about this exhibit and the other programs and events at the New Woodstock Free Library, call 662-3134 or visit the library’s web page at midyork.org/newwoodstock.

Norm Parry is director of the New Woodstock Free Library. He can be reached at 662-3134 or nwbookman@netscape.net.

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