Albany Landfill Gets OK for Some Sandy Debris

The 30-day variance permits the landfill to increase from an average of 1,050 tons to 1,450 tons of waste per day

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012  |  Updated 10:55 AM EDT
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Albany Landfill Gets OK for Some Sandy Debris

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Albany has received state approval to take some of the debris left by Sandy, which destroyed or damaged hundreds of buildings on Long Island and parts of New York City.
 
According to Albany city officials, they were contacted by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to see if there was capacity at the Rapp Road Waste Management Facility to help with the downstate cleanup.

  The 30-day variance permits the landfill to increase from an average of 1,050 tons to 1,450 tons of waste per day and could be extended.
 
Landfill officials say with increased recycling and a slow economy, landfill use has been less than expected.
 
They now project $10.2 million in landfill revenue, with the storm debris adding nearly $1 million more.
 

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