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The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning (“ECDEP”) is partnering with local solid waste management boards to host “Let’s Talk Recycling”, a community forum to be held on Wednesday, July 31 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Erie County Emergency Training Facility Auditorium at 3359 Broadway in the Town of Cheektowaga. This free workshop features local recycling experts who will be able to answer questions on recycling directly from constituents and offers an opportunity to learn what one can recycle and reuse, as well as where things go after we put them at the curb.


“This free workshop will provide answers to the questions many people have about what can be recycled, what should be reused and how to do that, and other ways to diminish the waste stream,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “In addition, participants will be able to add their own input on solid waste management in our region and how it should be handled going forward. It’s important that the public plays a role in these decisions and this forum will provide a way to do that.”


Following the discussion on recycling and waste reduction, the public will have an opportunity to add   comments and input on the proposed Local Solid Waste Management Plan (“LSWMP”) for both of the solid waste management boards in Erie County, the Northeast South Towns and Northwest Communities Solid Waste Management boards. The LSWMPs provide a snapshot of the current state of local “Reduce, Re-use, Recycle” options in the County, as well as the current NYS solid waste management plan in Erie County’s respective municipalities. Community input is sought to help this plan both set solid waste methods and goals and form the paths to achieve them. The Waste Management Plan will have implications for the region’s waste reduction options for the next 10 years.


Light refreshments will be served.


Local Solid Waste Management Plan drafts can be found at: www.erie.gov/recycling


To make a reservation to attend the July 31 forum, please click the link below:




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