Monday's rains caused flooding around the capital region. It also caused massive amounts of sewage to drain into the Mohawk River in Amsterdam. In the age where Styrofoam and plastic straws are bad, we're wondering how this can possibly be okay.
And then there's Fort Edward. They stopped collecting recycling in June. However, the residents just learned that recycling had actually stopped in January. Since January 1st, residents who put their recyclables at the curb, had them picked up... but, they were not being recycled. Instead, they were being sent to the Hudson Falls trash plant to be burned.
The change is due to the local recycling center being closed. Now, Albany is the closest facility. And Albany is just too far away.
Residents can still however bring their own recycling to local transfer stations.
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