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A second 100-kilowatt wind turbine has been installed at Triad Recycling in the Town of Tonawanda. The wind turbine was installed by Buffalo Renewables, a wind generation and solar installation company based in Niagara Falls. Triade Recycling, which specializes in the recycling of construction and demolition debris and waste management, will host a public open house …

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The Town of Tonawanda has been talking about putting recycling totes in the hands of its residents for many months, but on Monday the Town Board gave the green light to order 30,000 covered bins at a cost of $1.3 million. Highway Superintendent Thomas C. Jones II told the board that the bins will be delivered on doorsteps in mid- to late August with curbside pickup begi…

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The Town of Tonawanda is taking the last steps to purchase 30,000 garbage totes at a cost of nearly $1.4 million. A public hearing to approve a bond for the purchase will be held at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. Councilman John A. Bargnesi Jr. said these are the final steps to bring the covered recycling bins to residents. If approved, t…

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Joshua Mueller says he understands there's a problem with rats near Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. But that doesn't mean it's OK for someone to set the jaw-style, leg iron trap that his cat came home with on his foot, Mueller told the Town of Tonawanda Town Board on Monday night. His cat suffered a "dislocated digit" and he spent $600 on veterinar…

Triad Recycling and Energy in the Town of Tonawanda on Monday will co-host Open Turbine Day, an open house and Earth Day event, to show visitors the benefits of wind power. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the plant, 3755 River Road, is co-sponsored by Northern Power Systems and Buffalo Renewables. It will show off the plant's first wind turbine and the planned inst…

Old computers, cellphones, televisions and other recyclable electronics will be collected from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road. The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has partnered with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant to offer the no-cost collection event for the past eight years. Local manufacturer Grief joined …

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A $1.6 million plan to purchase 30,000 covered recycling totes for residences in the Town of Tonawanda is moving another step forward with a public hearing on a local law and a permissive referendum planned for the next Town Board meeting on April 10. The Highway Department is responsible for sanitation and the collection of recyclables in the town, making Tonawanda one…

NIAGARA FALLS - Recycling and disposing of garbage in the City of Niagara Falls is expected to get a little easier for residents in 2017. But the city plans tougher enforcement on those dumping into alleys and vacant lots or are using illegal dumping permits. Brook D'Angelo, coordinator of SWEET (Sanitation, Waste, Education, Enforcement Team), unveiled a plan to allow …

NIAGARA FALLS - Students from Niagara Falls elementary schools will join city officials at 4 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall to unveil a unique art installation - a mosaic of painted plastic disks recovered from a manufacturing facility that once capped off rolls of wire. The art installation will mark  America Recycles Day and promote the potential re-use of items typically…

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Totes McGoats, the furry face (chin) of the City of Niagara Falls' initiative to promote recycling, has been featured in an instructional video -- and, sadly, this is the last you'll see of the viral sensation. The Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Team, shortened to SWEET, unveiled the 13-minute video on Tuesday that elaborates on the Solid Waste Refuse and Recycling…