Managing the waste our region generates is everyone’s responsibility. Preserving the environment through recovery and disposal is our mission. That’s why years ago Oneida and Herkimer Counties voted to create a comprehensive solid waste management system.
Components of this self-contained system include:
- Waste reduction - including a regional compost facility
- Waste disposal - including solid waste, hazardous household waste, and construction and demolition debris
Dedicated to advancing solid waste solutions in an environmentally friendly way, the Authority has pioneered the greening of Oneida and Herkimer Counties. This includes a regional recycling program that is regarded as one of the most expansive in the country that includes both school and community recycling programs. As a result, the Authority has helped our community become a national model for solid waste management systems.