New York State has created a sustainable materials management strategy in Beyond Waste which has set up an approach for solid waste management plans to be focused less on "end-of-the-pipe" waste management techniques and looking "upstream." More comprehensively, how materials that would otherwise become waste can be more sustainably managed through the State's economy. This shift is central to the State's ability to adapt to an age of growing pressure to reduce demand for energy, reduce dependence on disposal, minimize emission of greenhouse gases and create green jobs.
Erie County’s two Solid Waste Boards, Northeast-Southtowns (NEST) and Northwest Communities (NWSWMB), initial Local Solid Waste Management Plans (LSWMP) were created in the early 2000s.
The County of Erie, New York (the “County”) is currently seeking Proposal Statements from qualified firms or independent contractors interested in updating the Local Solid Waste Management Plans (LSWMP) for the Northeast-Southtowns (NEST) and Northwest Communities (NWSWMB) Solid Waste Management Boards.
Proposers interested in responding are invited to review this request and submit materials noted.