Burritt Motors, 340 Route 104 East, will host an electronics recycling day for Oswego County businesses and households at the dealership from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 8 for Oswego Industries as part of an ongoing collection program that also generates jobs for people with developmental disabilities.
Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), a Trusted Choice® agency, has saved more than 100 trees, and will save more than 34,135 kilowatts as part of energy saving and recycling initiatives throughout its offices, said Melissa Calverase, ESA vice president, finance. “We’ve nearly completed refitting all the lighting in our Fulton office through National Grid’s Energy
Oswego Health accepts approved containers of used needles and syringes, also known as sharps, at several of its facilities. Sharps can be brought to the Oswego Hospital Health Services Center Suite G 50 and to the reception desk of The Manor at Seneca Hill, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays.
Tuesday, Fulton’s Common Council approved a set of fees to cover the cost of picking up TVs, monitors and microwaves as part of the city’s trash and garbage pickup.
County Legislator Fred Beardsley, chairman of the Infrastructure and Facilities Committee, said the electronics recycling program has been very successful but has become increasingly expensive to maintain, especially over the last two years. In 2009 the solid waste department paid more than $85,000 to dispose of recycled electronics.
In response to recent regulations from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation prohibiting open burning, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County (CCE Oswego County) is exploring the possibility of a collaborative effort with other county agencies to help local farmers address the issue of agricultural plastics disposal.
The Oswego Industries, Inc. “Go Green!” Awards are given quarterly to associates who show leadership in being environmentally conscious, help the company reduce energy and waste, or provide an example of ecologically responsible action.
This quarter’s awardees worked over the summer on a project that collected used boat wrap from marinas, processed it, and baled it for recycling. The company recycled over 10,000 pounds of plastic this year.
Sharps can be brought to the Oswego Hospital Health Services Center Suite G 50 and to the reception desk of The Manor at Seneca Hill, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays.
Members of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Great Lakes Recycling with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.