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Warren County adopts waste hauler fee plan

Warren County adopts waste hauler fee plan

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A recycling truck picks up a bin during a route in Glens Falls in 2010. Waste haulers doing business in Warren County will now have to register their vehicles and pay a fee.

QUEENSBURY — Waste haulers doing business in Warren County will now have to register their vehicles and pay a fee.

The Warren County Board of Supervisors on Friday approved its solid waste plan and adopted the schedule of fees. Haulers will have to pay $200 for the first vehicle and another $100 for each additional vehicle.

The permits expire on Dec. 31 and will have to be renewed every year.

Vehicles will receive a sticker, which will have to be displayed on the vehicles.

The county had passed a local law adopting this permitting system back in 1991, but for some reason it was never implemented. Supervisors revived the idea as part of its new solid waste plan that it submitted to the state.

Warren County is also adding a solid waste coordinator position.

This person would be in charge of making sure the waste haulers are diverting the recyclable materials out of the waste stream. Other duties include overseeing the county’s solid waste management plan, keeping records, assisting the towns with any needs in their transfer stations and educating the public, according to the job description.

Bolton Supervisor Ronald Conover said the county’s solid waste plan will continue to evolve.

“As we get data, there are things that may need to be adjusted, but I think, overall, we’re heading in the right direction,” he said.

“This is going to become a much bigger priority in terms of not only how we collect the solid waste, but how we are going to dispose of the solid waste,” he added.

Michael Goot covers politics, crime and courts, Warren County, education and business. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com.

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