Calling all those interested in promoting sustainable materials management practices in Ulster County by efficiently managing solid waste materials with a focus on resource conservation; Now is the time to apply for a seat on the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (UCRRA) Board if you are interested in serving your community.
The UCRRA is a public benefit corporation formed for the purpose of developing, financing, and implementing a comprehensive county-wide materials management program. The UCRRA manages solid waste and is responsible for compliance with State and Federal laws, rules and regulations regarding the management and long-term obligations of closed solid waste management facilities and currently operating facilities under its direct control.
The Agency’s responsibilities also include education and public outreach efforts to encourage, support, and foster participation by the public with respect to reducing, reusing, recycling and composting portions of the existing solid waste stream.
The County’s solid waste system has reacted to a variety of market changes, regulations and shifting social demands for responsible programs that go beyond recycling. Legislators and other community leaders feel that due to the global climate crisis Ulster County needs to reduce and divert as much waste as possible. Exciting plans to approach zero waste are being developed and the UCRRA, County Departments and other groups will need to work together to reach these goals.
Anyone interested in being considered should email a resume and/or explanation of why you would be an asset to the UCRRA Board no later than February 8 to the Clerk for the Energy and Environment Committee, Fawn Tantillo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.