Counties in the News, September 1, 2016
Thursday's news from counties across the state.
New York State's Bottle Bill
The New York State “Bottle Bill” has been the state's most effective recycling and litter prevention program. The law requires a 5-cent deposit on containers holding certain kinds of beverages. After consumption, empty containers can be recycled and redeemed through their return at designated stations in retail stores or redemption centers. With an average return rate of over 70% and more than 90 billion beverage containers returned and recycled since its enactment in 1982, the Bottle Bill has kept millions of tons of plastic, metal, and glass out of the state's waste stream with no cost to local governments.
For more, see the NYSAC Report on the Bottle Bill.
New York Expands Medical Marijuana Program to Include Home Delivery
Mangano Issues Consumer Alert for IRS Scam
Hein opposes Hudson River anchorages proposal
Ulster County trash agency adopts five-year, $2.42 million capital plan
Over $313,000 in Federal Funding for Airport
Massive Gap Fire Leaves Around 600 Out of Work
Smoking ban irks some Warren County workers
Asbestos-removal plan for fish hatchery moves ahead
Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $17.5 Million Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook in Amsterdam
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Batman on Stagnant Cayuga County Job Numbers
USDA Drought Disaster Declaration Impact on Cayuga County
Themed weeks help farmers market at Cottage Lawn grow in Oneida
Ontario County pays more for poll workers
Monroe County Sheriff's Office to participate in statewide DWI crackdown
WESTERN NEW YORK
Gov. Cuomo removes SUNY Polytechnic as overseer, transfers duties to Empire State Development (Video)
Latest Trico tax break will be worthwhile if it kick-starts key downtown project
$275,000 fire at Erie County Board of Elections not expected to affect primaries