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Conserving the environment in the Southern Tug Hill Towns of Ava, Boonville, Lewis & Leyden, NY

An important aspect of Adirondack Communities Advisory League (ACAL) mission is “to disseminate information promoting conservation practices; to maintain and make available to the public materials on conservation and allied subjects; to stimulate, encourage and educate the public on the use of conservation practices in that region”. The following articles and information are relative to the Southern Tug Hill Region. 

  • Managing Solid Waste Facilities to Prevent Odor

    August 12, 2011
    Paper by written by The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) – a trade association representing for-profit companies in North America that provide solid, hazardous and medical waste collection, recycling and disposal services. Click here to download paper (pdf).

  • NYSDEC New Solid Waste Plan

    June 21, 2010
    Entitled Beyond Solid Waste – A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New York, the NYSDEC has drafted a 480-page plan to reduce solid waste through increases in reuse, recycling and composting in local communities. Further, the plan calls for a reduction in packaging by manufacturers and a reduction in climate and environmental impacts caused by transporting waste and harmful emissions coming from incinerators and landfills. Click here to learn more.

  • New Yorkers for Zero Waste Platform 2012

    June 17, 2010
    Local, regional, state and federal organizations join with NY Zero Waste Alliance, a project of Citizens Environmental Coalition, to support the reduction of waste through increase in reuse, recycling and composting.  Click here to download report (doc).