Seven towns on record against Ulster landfill in their communities

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KINGSTON – It may be premature for the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency to definitively say it will create a new landfill to handle the county’s solid waste, but seven of the county’s 20 towns have already gone on the record saying they don’t want one sited in their municipalities.

Resource Recovery Agency Executive Director Tim Degraff said they have a long way to go before they decide on the future of solid waste disposal.

“We’re still in a very, very preliminary stage. We’re awaiting a report from Hydroquest which I hope to have by year end,” he said.

That should recommend areas for a landfill, should that be the route taken.

The seven towns already opposed to one in their communities are Rosendale, Ulster, Lloyd, Shawangunk, Esopus, Plattekill and Hardenburgh.