Chautauqua County Executive Andrew Goodell will head the county's team on the newly formed Solid Waste Task Force.
County Legislators Thomas Harte, R-Lakewood, and Leon Beightol, D-Ellington, will join Goodell. Both are members of the County Legislature's Environmental Committee.
Chautauqua is joining with Cattaraugus and Allegany counties to discuss solid-waste issues of mutual interest. The panel already has agreed to accept some Cattaraugus County waste at Chautauqua County's landfill in the Town of Ellery. The proposal requires Legislature approval.
"In some areas, particularly in recycling markets, there are potential marketing economies of scale," Goodell said.
He added there are also other opportunities for the county to benefit from working closely with the other two