Tompkins County
New York


Authorization to Accept a Climate Smart Communities Grant from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for Construction of a Food Scraps Tipping Area at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center


Department:Recycling and Materials Management DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Solid Waste and Recycling Center


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS,  the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management has been notified of a Climate Smart Communities grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in the amount of $355,000 to construct a tipping area for delivery of pre-separated commercial food scraps, and


WHEREAS, this project furthers the Department’s goal of reducing solid waste by 75%, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, That the Tompkins County Legislature accepts the NYSDEC grant award in the amount of $355,000,


RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be and hereby is authorized and directed to make the following budget adjustment for 2017:



Appropriation:              HH8101.59239  Project #81.65              RSWC/FACIL SITE UPGRADE                $355,000

Revenue:       HH8101.43997              Project              #81.65              HOME/COMM SVCS CAP GTS                $355,000


RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator or his designee be and hereby is authorized to execute all contracts related to this award.



Meeting History

Jul 11, 2017 3:00 PM  Facilities and Infrastructure Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Eckstrom introduced Nancy Webster, Recycling and Materials Management Specialist, and complimented her for the assistance she provided in the application process of this grant.

Ms. Eckstrom stated the resolution is to formally accept grant funds for the Climate Smart Communities grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in the amount of $355,000. The grant will be used for the construction of the food scraps shelter that should be open for use in about a year. This shelter will save money for haulers and collectors.

Mr. Sigler inquired as to what is done with the food scraps once they are collected. Ms. Eckstrom explained that the materials are sent to Cayuga Compost and then bagged and used for landscaping. She spoke of bringing some sample material to the next meeting for Committee members to view and said currently the Highway Department is using this material on some of their projects.

MOVER:Michael Sigler, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Member
AYES:David McKenna, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
Jul 18, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Rich John, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:Carol Chock, Martha Robertson