How Taylor Garbage fire will affect some taxpayers

first_img“We get a lot of glass. So that’s heavy which account for our tonnage. That would increase the fee,” said Materse. “If we could get the DEC to say, ‘Hey you know what? We are not going to make you take glass. You can send the glass back to somebody else or we will send it to the landfill.’ That would help.” “I didn’t really think of it in terms of our recycling. When you see a fire, you think of safety first, but then Monday morning it hit us,” said Linda Jackson, mayor of Endicott. “This is going to have a major hit on our budget,” said Materese. “For us, we have to get it someplace and then we have to find someone to take it and how are we going to take it to them. So that’s a major problem for us.” Elected officials tell 12 News they now have to find a new place to put recycling materials which means some areas have no choice but to increase taxes to cover the cost. Meanwhile, Mayor Jackson says the village of Endicott will be looking for other solutions. Elected officials say they plan to contact the Department of Environmental Conservation to find ways to lower the costs. Now with the building destroyed, they must pay Taylor Garbage $157 per ton to move their recyclables to a different facility further away. That’s a $92 increase. Town of Union supervisor, Rick Materese, says villages like Johnson City was able to move their recycling to Bert Adams Disposable Inc., but other towns and villages like his must find another way.center_img “This is usually paid for on our water bills under tipping fee and it’s going start seeing refuge because that’s what it is and our refuge prices might have to go up,” said Jackson. “We are going to go week by week, we’re not going to make long range plans, we’re not going to scare anybody by threatening to raise prices. Give us a chance to investigate this and see if we can’t find a way out of it.” Officials say towns and villages were originally paying $65 a ton to distribute recycling to the facility in Apalachin. (WBNG) – Several Southern Tier communities could eventually feel the ripple effects of the Taylor Garbage recycling fire one week ago. “The problem with Adams is Adams’ facility is a smaller facility that they really can’t handle a whole lot more. Taylor has tried to make some arrangements with some other people for us but again the cost is going to be increased,” said Materese. “Taxes have to go up…We are going to be in the hole a little bit for this year try and go through fund balances, find wherever we can steal money from to pay this bill but then next year there has to be an increase,” said Materese. Until then, Materese says he has no choice but to raise taxes in 2021 to cover the costs.last_img

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