“The lifespan of the [Broome County] landfill has 25 years left to it. If we can take the glass products out of the landfill, we can prolong the lifespan of that landfill, and that is huge,” said Chapman. Village officials say they are meeting with Andela Products in hopes of connecting with glass companies that would be willing to start a business in the Southern Tier. “It grinds the glass product up so fine that it’s reusable,” said Chapman. “It can be sued for embankments on rivers, it can be used for waste water filtration systems and septic tanks, and it can also be used for salt in the winter time.” Endicott officials are trying to tackle a rising recycling bill by bringing a glass recycling facility to the area. Chapman says glass makes up approximately 40% of Endicott’s trash weight during transportation. By lightening the load, that could cut costs on the village’s recycling bill, which averages out to about $40,000 a month. After the Taylor Garbage fire in January, the Village of Endicott saw recycling prices skyrocket from $40 a ton, to more than $200. “Even if we could save 10% of that $40,000 every month, that’s a lot of money to save,” said Chapman. Not only will taking glass out of the landfill save residents some extra money, it will also lift a strain on the local environment. “This is a project that the village taxpayers are going to reap the benefits from right away,” said Endicott Deputy Mayor Cheryl Chapman. Officials say they have already picked a location, an empty lot located on North Street. Now, they are also working with New York based company Andela Products. They are responsible for manufacturing equipment that can be used to recycle glass. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Village of Endicott officials are looking to go green, all while cutting costs for taxpayers.
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